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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

#106 "The Soap Store", oil, 16" x 12"

It appears I have been a bit remiss in my postings. Life is just so busy. All good. I made this little painting last week and have just not had time to post. This Soap Store is directly in front of my Studio 106 in Langley. Again it was a sunny, sunny morning and I was entranced with the shadows and that wonderful orange door. I am delighted that I was able to indicate products in the store and in the window with just little strokes of the brush. Thanks to all the people who commented on #105 "Sun Garden". It was wonderful to open my blog and see so many positive comments. It is gratifying to know people are reading my blog. Thank you so much. I started another painting today that I did not finish. You will be the first to know when I do. I am planning a "Soft Opening" for Studio 106 in Langley for the First Saturday Art Walk in November. If you are in the area I would love to meet you! The Ray for the Day is "The Soap Store".

Thursday, October 7, 2010

#105 "Sun Garden" , oil, 20" x 16"

Oil painting is so much fun! It has been another fabulous day of painting. Jacqui and Joanne joined me in my studio today. We each went into our own worlds, broke occasionally for critiques and certainly for lunch and art talk and chocolate. I'm continuing my love affair with Langley. The streets of Langley are graced with extraordinary gardens. This one is just outside The Braeburn Cafe. The morning sun on that turquoise wall nearly makes we want to lick it. It makes a great background for this delicious, sunny garden. I guess I am starting a series. A Sweet Langley Suite of paintings. The Ray for the Day is "Sun Garden".

Monday, October 4, 2010

#104 "Morning in Langley", oil, 12" x 16"

Can't seem to stay away from painting Langley. Today was like opening day of school for me. My on going Monday painting group began today with our generous and most helpful leader, Liana Bennett. I had already drawn this composition before I went. I feel so at home in a room full of painters with music playing and occasional conversations (but not too many, and always about what we are doing). The afternoon flew by and I had a wonderful time painting another Langley corner. No cars on this corner on this day. I started by massing in the lights and the shadows and after that it just sort of fell together. The Ray for the Day is "Morning in Langley".