Monday, February 11, 2013

Possibilities

quick study
abstract floral study

Today was another day of child proofing my house.  My daughter and her family will be here on Friday.  So that being said, it is time to break away for a week.  Family first , art second.  My grandson is 2'/2 and the oldest being 10 and grand daughter  will be 8.  So need I say what a great joy it is when they visit.

I did these 2 sketches, simply because my flowers are dying and wanted to at least get an idea for future paintings in oils.  I will probably have to treat myself when they return home.

So until I return in about 1 week, Happy Painting everyone.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful sketches, Joan...as always, I love the softness in your flowers..the rose is perfect!!
    and of course, enjoy your family ..

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    1. Hi Hilda,
      Thank you so much for the visit and encouragement. Hope you are all warm and enjoying the snow, with your family. I am looking forward to the kids visit.

      Take care,
      Joan

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  2. How lovely are these little paintings. The transparency of watercolor is perfect for capturing the softness of the flowers.
    Hope you all enjoy a marvelous visit.

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    1. Hi Julie,

      Thank you so much for the visit and lovely comment. Julie, the linseed oil, yes, I purchased the expensive brand and you are right, it's a bit pricey to be cleaning my brushes. I will use walnut oil for that, thanks for the tip.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  3. De belles esquisses qui vont réjouir demoiselle Printemps et peut-être l'inviter à arriver plus tôt...
    gros bisous à vous.

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    1. Hi martinealison

      Thank you for the visit and lovely comment.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  4. My son and his family arrive here for a week, this Saturday. Although my granddaughters are, 22, 27 and 29, my son remarried and along came another granddaughter. She was born on my birthday and is 4 ... she here arrives Saturday! Family is what we are all about!

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    1. Hi John,

      You are so right about family, enjoy their visit. Love your latest post. I will stop by a few minutes.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  5. Love these quick little sketches Joan!

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    1. Hi Laura,

      Thank you so much for the visit and lovely comment.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  6. First of all, I want to say that I'm glad you and yours are all right after the storm. I well remember the great blizzard of 1978, when we lived on Long Island and were staying with 3 teen girls while their mom vacationed on some warm, exotic island. She (the mom) had terrific timing, we thought, as we struggled through some very difficult days and nights.

    I have had a delightful time browsing a number of your recent posts and enjoying your lovely art works. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog.

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    1. Dear Mary,

      I thank you so much for the visit and very nice compliment. It so appreciated. Yes, I remember the 78 blizzard. Back then, my son age 12 at the time walked with me to the grocery store, on the way back he suggested a short cut. Needless to say we were in deep snow, didn't think we would make it home. We laugh about now, but I must say, it's one of my nice memories.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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  7. Good Morning Joan.... Good "possibilities" ...to return to ... after the knee-bouncing and hug-in has passed! Enjoy your family. The easel wilkl be there waiting for you... as it always is!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce,

      Thank you for the visit, I actually was able to paint today. I am so looking forward to their visit.

      All the best to you,
      Joan

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