Saturday, August 23, 2008

I love red transfer ware. I am not pattern specific. Although my maternal grandma's pink Willow serving platter by Royal China began my collection when I was in middle school. And as such it is my favorite piece.
I finally finished the painting in the dining room. The red just pops off of the blue. My DH presented me with four of these plates. Now if he would just finish the set.....
These are my new project to add to all the other projects I am working on. The woman I received them from gave up in the middle of priming. Lucky me. I have just the place and color for them.

Now on to the Boy and His Dog painting......


I have blocked out the images and refined proportions in acrylic and begun my first layers of oil. I had to stop at this point to let the canvas dry. Things were starting to get muddier than I had anticipated. Once I finish the lake I will let that dry and dive into the figures.

With the rain from Fay hitting today, I feel like fall is upon us even though it is August. I love autumn. The beautiful leaves falling. Pumpkins in pies, on porches and frothy Starbucks drinks. The wind blowing in the change. New jeans and old comfy ones. Smells of cinnamon and clove. Funny scarecrows all haphazard. I think I will have to add one to my porch. Maybe in a rocking chair......

1 comment:

Baker said...

Hey Jen! I love the painting! It looks good so far. I wish I still had the drive to want to do that kind of stuff. Now I just look through magazines and think I could do that myself, but I never do... We are having a girl on Halloween. Naming her Sidney. And I totally understand reading blogs is addictive! Love and miss you guys, Ginger