am taking a short break from my Skyline Beauty series to work on a
portrait of Abraham Lincoln. I like to make portraits of people I
admire and hope to paint many more. I am real pleased with the first
stage of this painting! It will be in color but the first black and
white stage is captivating!
I said last time, we really are wrapped up in our computers these days
but when the first thing you hear when you wake up is a sleep commercial
character saying she needs an answer to her email before you wake up,
you know things are getting out of hand!
My son turns on the TV in the morning and that line greeted me as I got out of bed. Yikes!!!!
I told Clyde and he said it is probably in his spam folder and he ignored it. Good cover!
I saw this joke somewhere online. Sleep is for people without the internet. Oh no!!!!!! Time to step away from the computer!
am so pleased to sell prints from completely different galleries on my
website! A great West Virginia patron bought a print of The Lodge at
Peaks of Otter and a great Charlotte NC patron bought a print of
Charlotte Flip! All of my different directions are getting around!
am so pleased that a great home has been found for my favorite painting
from my Kendall Expressions series! Eagle Fire will go to a great New
Jersey patron! Be sure to check out more of these exciting paintings in
my Kendall Expressions gallery on my website! The link to the gallery
is below the link to the painting.
we are all aware, there is a lot of misinformation on the TV. This,
is, of course, nothing new. The publisher William Randolph Hearst made a
lot of money in the 1920's and '30s on yellow journalism that created
some myths about various groups in this country.
Clyde is becoming more and more aggravated with certain programs on TV.
of rain for days and days. I don't mind rainy days. You don't have to
wear sun glasses and I like the sound of it but I do think after a
while it affects my mood. Time to think of some sunny thoughts as I get
all my work done!
Side Street Original 16" x 20" Acrylic Painting SOLD
are a lot of funny names for diets. One of my favorites is the Seafood
diet. I see food and I eat it. Clyde's sister came up with one that I
hadn't heard before. She has neuropathy and has to take medication for
severe pain in her legs and, of course, has a very restricted diet.
is on The Spit it out Diet. If it tastes good, spit it out. Yikes!
So far, in spite of my love of sugar I don't have diabetes and hope to
keep it that way. I tried to give up refined sugar twice. Can't do it.
think we should all take a minute to pause and give all diets a big
raspberry! None of us are getting out of this alive and I am not giving
up my sweets, but I do believe we should try to have a reasonably good
diet so we won't be miserable while we are here.
love to play my piano every day but I hate having it tuned. That hour
of noise is awful! I have a great tuner who takes great care of my
piano and he did that today. My ears are still ringing. I wish there
were a magical way to tune a piano without any sound. LOL!
Check out my latest Skyline Beauty painting! I am now working on Chicago scenes!
Chicago Spin Original 12" x 9" Acrylic Painting $236
am so pleased to sell a print of Yin Yang to a great Wisconsin
patron! My Whimsy gallery on my website is catching on! Be sure to
check it out! This time the print is on a puzzle! Be sure to check out
my work on Zazzle for my work on a zillion items. It isn't always
about the wall!
guys are out of the house for a while so it is very quiet and I am
determined to get my computer work done so I can paint. I spent thirty
minutes with internet service people trying to get messenger back on
Facebook. I did it this time without any cussing or a desire to throw
the computer out the window!
You really can teach old dogs new
tricks but I still don't want to learn how to create digital paintings.
Not for me. Love my oil paint!
Sweet Pea Morning on The Blue Ridge Original 24" x 18" Oil Painting $884
I am starting off the New Year with our very old computer. My printer
has a mind of its own. I printed out a photograph with no problem and
then when I tried to print out a very short text document it just
printed out a blank piece of paper.
Clyde said if it could talk, it would say that's all for 2017. Happy New Year!
pleased to sell a print of Heart Twirl to a great Minnesota patron! If
I had to pick a favorite out of my heart paintings it would be this
one. The brushwork and vibrant color make it a terrific visual
experience! Be sure to check out more in my Whimsy and Suggestions
galleries on my website!
is still working away on Mount Clydemore which is becoming
MountClydeless. It sways to the right and then the left but things from
the summit are being taken down and either eliminated or reassigned.
A lot of his naturalist records are being recorded on Cornell and other sites where he hopes the information will be of use.
room looks like something you would see at a recycling station when it
is full and people just leave their stuff so they don't have to take it
It used to bother me but considering all the important information that is all over the place, it doesn't bother me now.
to much to to today and I have a meeting with my son's supervisors at
2:00. Yikes! Today should be a slightly lazy day since the guys are
back at work and I have the house to myself. I never stop but I was
looking forward to taking a little time off to stare at the snow. I
just looked out the window, so that's it. Back to work. Cheers!
I have mentioned before, I like to think the reason our computer room
is a disaster with all of Clyde's archives is because he is a genius. I
read somewhere that geniuses are in to so many things they can't
possibly keep it all organized.
Okay, let's go with that. I
call it Mount Clydemore and every once in a while it erupts! Clyde has
been working hard the last few days to try to straighten it out. Good
Anyway, there was an hilarious joke on Twitter that we both got a big kick out of.
God gives his biggest battles to his greatest soldiers.
He must have me confused with Rambo.
Love it! Clyde may need a Rambo to straighten out his mess.