Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Chasing The Blues Away


As some of you know, my grandchildren are moving to another state. They are moving on Sunday. I am happy for them and it is a good move. Now what does a grandma do? Paint and experiment with another medium. That is what I did, this is an acrylic on 6x8 mdf board. It's just a sketch, just something different, to prevent me from wallowing in self-pity. Happy painting everyone.

10 comments:

  1. That's a tough one Joan! But it will be okay.! I guess when that happens, we have to say..its a good thing for them, so we have to be happy for them. And more than likely, you'll see them often. Thank God for painting..it keeps our mind busy until we see them again. The computers keep us close...my sister talks to her grandchildren on the computer all the time. AND YOU HAVE US...
    This acrylic is wonderful..it looks soft..like watercolor.!

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  2. Dear Hilda,

    You are so kind. My daughter set me up with skype. We can see one another through the computer. Thank God for today's technology. The grandkids are asleep as I write, they did their last overnight for awhile. Yes I am looking forward to visiting them. All in all life is wonderful,and Yes Thank God for painting.

    All the best to you Hilda and thank you again.

    Joan

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  3. Hi Joan.
    This is one lovely painting my friend. MDF board eh? That is exactly what I always use. Two coats of gesso and an under coat of Acrylic pink. After this comment joan, I shale email you about a couple of things. In the meantime, I love this one and also your last flower posting. All the best my friend and chin up.
    Vic.

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  4. Hi Joan, returning your visit, and glad to be here, I see your new paintings, Rose of sharon one of my favorite flowers, looking so much like our Florida Hibiscus.
    As to your daughter and grandchildren moving, not easy, I know. (it's an Italian thing), but you still can see them ... hugs, BJ

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  5. This is a really lovely sketch Joan. You're a real master when it comes to distilling the scene and capturing beautiful scenes like this :)

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  6. Hi Vic,

    Thank you. I am looking forward to the plein air you did, it's brilliant. I appreciated your email my friend. Thank you for sharing your tip on the pink acrylic under coat.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  7. Hi BJ

    Thank you for your visit and your supportive comment it so very appreciated. I was just outside looking at the various colors of Rose of Sharon we have growing. I will probably do more studies and a few in watercolor.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  8. Dear Michael,

    So are so very kind and your comments are truly encouraging. I do hope you are enjoying your vacation. Keep those wonderful watercolor sketches coming they are great.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  9. Oh Joan I know how you feel. Both my son and daughter live so far away from me. They are happy and that's the main thing. Thank goodness we have our art. It fills the gaps and gives us pleasure. As they say our children must fly the coup sometime and live their lives as they choose. I spend hours on the phone to my daughter and we have many chats.
    Happy Painting. Hugs. xx Stay strong.

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  10. Lovely painting too Joan. sorry I got carried away there talking about our kids. :)

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