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Monday, March 23, 2009

Today's WIP 'For My Soul' and an extra 'on creativity'

Tim got me interested in books on tape while painting. I returned one he had loaned me "How Green Was My Valley", and it was so good, I got my own library card and checked out "Mists of Avalon". I've read it before, and re-purchased it in hardback, but it makes a better door stop than entertainment!

'For My Soul' is credited to Leslie Newman for bringing them to me. We've had so much fun on our weekly paint-togethers, and she somehow got the idea I was helping her paint better/different. SO, she showed up last week with the Hyacinths and some orange violas for our concrete pots by the front steps. I wanted to paint the hyacinths before they were planted...

Today was the day. After running a few errands and my BOT from the library, I was all set to go out on the front porch and paint them sitting in the opening with the ironwork. Opened the front door and was blown away! Literally! 35-40 MPH, almost blew me off my feet.

OK, plan 2. combo photo and life. Yeah, I know, should have waited until a prettier day...but Still! Randy was so funny when he looked over my shoulder...said he the painting was so good he could even smell them! (of course, the real flowers were sitting right there).

I forgot to take my usual early snaps, but will show a slideshow anyway from when I remembered to shoot.

"For My Soul"
©2009 Vicki Ross 19x19" canvas

here is the slideshow:

Here is the bonus...Elizabeth Gilbert shares her thoughts about creativity. She is author of "eat, pray, love".


Erika Nelson said...

Beautiful I can smell it from here. And it's not because I have some next to me for painting lol Seriously it's goh-juice! Is that for the June show?

I'm read that book, eat, pray, love. I didn't know this was her video though never clicked on it on Facebook. Very cool.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

mom was just asking me today why you hadn't posted a comment. I told her everyone was on facebook now.

glad you like it. think I have a few perspective issues. will wait for tomorrow's fresh eye.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Wow you sure get going on an idea in a hurry! I'm so impressed by all you get done.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

git 'er done! Actually I have some pieces I've been working on for awhile...slow...steady. Almost bored. I sure do like alla prima, tho

Dianne Mize said...

Good stuff, Vicki!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

thanks Dianne! good to hear from you here! I'm trying to get that 100 miles of canvas behind me. wonder if I can add all the w/c paper, sketchbooks, pastel paper...:)

Erika Nelson said...

Tell Mom I usually run over here when the subscription shows up in my mail!

Leslie N said...

Vicki, You are more than welcome for the flowers! I just felt with all of your support, I wanted to give back a little something. It certainly couldn't be me giving you any painting tips, but it could be something beautiful for you to paint!! You did a beautiful job with them.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

now I just have to kick that last 5% and declare victory!