Yesterday, as I was getting aggravated over my current painting that seemed to be working really well the day before yesterday, I thought about how paintings can be so ornery. Of course, before throwing brushes around the room I remembered what I always say about how if it were easy, I wouldn’t do it. It would be boring.
Anyway, the painting must have heard me because it got right back on track after I was thinking about it. It was a value problem and now I am confident I will get to the end and be mostly happy about it. The next one will always be better. That carrot will always be a little out of reach but most of them age so well. Just have to leave it alone for a while and start another.
I am pleased to sell prints of Blue Ridge Meadow to a great Virginia patron! This time the prints are on pillows. It is great to think of my paintings on a sofa for everyone to see.
Be sure to check out my latest video demo of a Los Angeles skyline! This one is getting a lot of attention and don’t forget the Safe Grocery Shopping video if you haven’t seen it. Covid cases are rising in our area. I hope a vaccine is available soon.
Blue Ridge Meadow Original Oil painting SOLD
Wall Art Prints and Prints on household items including face masks
Please click on my Youtube! I am hoping to post my demonstration video if I can figure out the software. If not, I will make another one on my artwork soon!
Blue Ridge Parkway Artist
I am pleased with my first painting in my new series, Skyline Beauty. I have painted many Blue Ridge Mountain Skylines and will continue to paint them but this series gives me a chance to do some creative things with buildings. I have always been fascinated by architecture. It is the slowest artform to change so it is a great art that connects us with our past while we enjoy it every day.
Star City Edge Original 12″ x 9″ Acrylic Painting $236
My back is much better today so I am working away and ranting about the problems associated with technology. I have come very close to hurling my wireless mouse out the window. It keeps cutting off. Lost signal. Sometimes it cuts off a few seconds after the signal is restored.
That’s the first argh.
The second one is about my video software. I figured out how to change the speed of the video but it stops every so often with an announcement that the software is at work modifying it. I don’t know if that grey sign will be there when I export it because for some strange reason it won’t export when I hit export.
Oh well. It is New Years Eve and I should try to celebrate and enjoy the evening. I will do that as soon as I can tear myself away from the machine that helps and aggravates at the same time.
Lately Clyde has come up with some great jokes about political candidates for president. I wish I could print them but we would like to keep our “Never Been Sued” status. I remember a judge’s words that people can say just about anything about famous people but I don’t want to find out the hard way that there are some things that can’t be said.
Say it, forget it, write it, regret it. I live by that motto.
Anyway, there are a lot of cute weight jokes on Facebook right now. Here is my favorite latest one.
It’s all fun and games until your jeans won’t fit anymore.
Forms, forms, forms! Every time I turn around I have to fill out a medical form which seems like a snap until I take a close look at it. I either have a lot of information to dig up or I am asked questions that don’t seem to make sense about future medical expenses.
I call one office about the questions and they ask me to call another office and that office asks me to call another office. Yikes! It really is a Monday!
Time to get back to art stuff so I can smile! Here is my latest Heart Whimsy painting!
Such a beautiful day but I didn’t get a chance to get out and enjoy it. So much to do here and then our church had a great Benefit Concert for Beans and Rice, a wonderful group that helps people out as much as possible.
I wish I had taken pictures of all the terrific musicians but I was too enthralled listening to them, especially Tim Brower! He played a number of great pieces on the organ, including my favorite Bach fugue! I have the music for the piano but the Tocatta and fugue in D Minor sounds best on the organ.
Peggy’s Garden Original 18″ x 24″ Acrylic Painting NFS
I don’t have anything from the Word Man today – at least nothing that I can print but we both got a big laugh out of a Daffy Duck funny on Facebook!
Daffy is at a bar and two large women with accents are sitting across from him. He asks them if they are from Scotland and they say Wales, you idiot. So Daffy says, “Okay, are you two whales from Scotland?” He didn’t remember much after that.
Well, as usual, we made a lot of disparaging remarks about other motorists on our way down to Christmas celebration with relatives. Everybody seems to be in love with our bumper no matter what the speed. Clyde is a careful driver and will go over the speed limit five or seven miles to try to prevent bumper kisses but it never works.
Oh well! We got there without being rear ended and had a great time! Always great to get together with family. All of us are really into yakking and laughing! Hope everyone had a great Christmas today!
House in Christiansburg Original Oil Painting has been Sold
I still have a couple of Christmas chores that I will do as soon as I get off the computer. Looking forward to family time tomorrow and taking it easy. Hope everyone has a great Christmas! If you don’t celebrate Christmas, then Happy Holidays! My rear end is getting real sore sitting here so it is time to get going!
Boats on The Chesapeake Bay Original Watercolor Painting has been Sold
Clyde does not like cell phones. He hardly ever has his on and oftentimes doesn’t even take it with him. He pays about seven dollars a month and is required to add at least 60 minutes every three months.
He just added more and now has 1000 minutes on his phone. I told him he could probably call Mars. He said the Martians would probably offer a lot of rocks in exchange for hamburgers. I think I will keep my hamburgers. Rocks from Mars does sound interesting but the only time I am not hungry is right after eating so…no. Keep your rocks, Mars.
I decided to join Tumblr and I really like their sense of humor. After I posted five times I got a cute email. Congratulations on your five posts! After a million you won’t have any feeling in your fingers!
I guess we are all looking forward to computers that we can talk to like in Star Trek. Oh computer, you do all the work and I can just gab away. Do you think we will become hoarse if that happens? I would like to give it a try!