Re-exploring Key West

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pears, pears and more pears!

When I retired a little more than 11 years ago, I have a good friend, Pam, who asked me what I was painting.  What prompted her question was I had always said when I retired, I wanted to do lots of painting.   It was about 6 months into my retirement and I hadn’t painted anything.   Well, I got my oils out and after quite a few nights of doing this painting, I came up with this painting.

As I said, it was done in oil and I was pleased with it.   Last year, my friend, Michelle, was moving and she wanted to trade some art work.   She is an amazing assemblage artist, so I got several pieces of her art and she has my pears.   Above they are shown in her guest room.

Okay, they have been gone about a year and I have since switched from oil to acrylics and had worked up some frames I had found and was ready to paint again.   I wanted more pears.

Slightly different in color but I like it.   Here it is in my guest bath..  

I decided it needed another pear and this week finished this.

Quite different style, but oh, I do like it.   

I have one more pear in my kitchen and I have ordered a frame for it.  It too will join the others in my guest bath.   

I do love pears, they are so much fun.  

I really

Saturday, November 25, 2017

November OMB She Shed in Blue

I love quarter scale projects.   Complete them a bit quicker and they don’t take up much room - considering I am entirely OUT OF ROOM!!!

I ordered this little project a while back and decided it would be the perfect project to finish this month.

I absolutely love my walls full of pictures and you can see one wall has a filled shelf and two paintings.    I haven’s figured out what I will put on the slanting wall, but trust me — something will go there.  I love the little fan in the corner.   Like to have the breeze and noise from a fan.   Missing so far is a few magazines, but somewhere in my stash are some printies and they will eventually be found and added to the couch.

No TV in this room - need to have a space that is free from distractions.

Can’t have a room without an animal - hence the cat!!! 

Love this little project and so very glad I got in done this month.