Thursday, November 29, 2007

Spanish Courtyard

I wanted to share a painting I recently finished. It is a little different for me. For one thing it is 9X12 and the other is it is on stretched canvas. I have been working a lot on watercolor paper and found that canvas has a nice feel to it.

This work is from a reference photo taken in Spain. The Spanish people take great pride in their courtyards. This one was particularly lovely and we came upon it on a bright sunny day. My husband and I travelled to Spain with a group of high school students from a local school. We were part tourist and part chaperone.

I must go clean the bathrooms and do some painting. I promised my husband a painting of a rabbit for Christmas. Don't know why - he just wants one.

Peace, Lynne

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

1000 Wells Project

A fellow artist and blogger, Mousewords, is organizing a charity auction to benefit Blood:Water Mission's 1000 Wells project. Blood:Water Mission is working to provide clean water in African communities, and in the meantime working to fight the spread of the AIDS virus.

Blood:Water Mission was founded by the band Jars of Clay, and is an amazing organization. Mousewords has organized the charity auction for November 24th through December 4th. BWM is a MissionFish charity, so that will be easy. I'm inviting all artists and artisans to auction artwork and crafts--handmade jewelry, dolls, anything. My theme is that people can do their holiday shopping, and be able to give twice with one gift.

For more information please read her press release here:

This will be a great shopping opportunity!
Thanks, Lynne

Monday, November 19, 2007

Commission Work!

Hi - I am so excited. I finished a commission I have been working on. It is an 8X10 of a 1956 Studebaker for a car enthusiast. His wife contacted me to do a red and black version since he is restoring one in his spare time. After some back and forth about the right background, he even ended up being in the painting in a very painterly fashion.

I really enjoyed doing this and the customer was thrilled. It was done in watercolor per the customer's request.

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate it! Have a great week and don't eat too much (I know I will)!

Friday, November 16, 2007

New Etsy Store

Happy Holidays! I say that because I have all my indoor Christmas decorations up except for the tree. I have so many that I like to put them up early. That makes all the work worthwhile.

I remember the Christmas I got my guitar. I think I was 15 or 16. I still have it, but have never learned to play it. I guess I just don't have the patience. I still think about picking it up once in awhile, but never do.

Just in time for the holidays I have opened an Etsy store. Etsy is a great site to buy handmade crafts and original art. Please take a gander at I plan to do some Christmas shopping there myself!



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