Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stood and Standing - All in One

Beautiful days make for lots of time to work on what we want.  Me, on my painting, DH in his auto/workshop that is right next door to the studio.
 He is putting a new engine in the Westie (VW Westfalia - one of those camper jobs)
I thought oil painting made your hands impossibly dirty.  I forgot how engine grease does a number on them.
Caution...man at work - yay - it's been a long time!



This is what I finished today. 
"Leaving Paradise"
9" x 12"
oil on Raymar canvasboard
This was my first demo at my class/workshop last week, had a few more details to finish.  DH said I should have put that gremlin out on the wing of the plane from Twilight Zone.  Ha.  One can make this a train or a plane..I guess.  I think it's a train.

I am working some of the days getting my studio cleaned and organized so that after surgery on my ankle next week, I have something that will 'call to me' - to get myself motivated to get up and carry on.  I hope the surgery does some good.  This pain is about all I can deal with some days.

On a sidenote:
This is "Where I Stood Friday"
It was my dad's 87th birthday.  I spent it with him in KC.  My brother and his wife came to Dad's for dinner Friday night.











4 comments:

Jane said...

Gorgeous expression, she really seems to be sorry for leaving..love the colors !

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Jane, and thanks for stopping by. I have to figure out how to translate your blog so I can read your posts. I think she has mixed feelings about leaving.

Leann said...

Lovely painting, and done on demand! You are good! Good luck with the surgery, I sure hope it helps.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Pattie - what a great painting - you can just imagine the thoughts that are going on in her mind!
Best wishes with the surgery on your ankle - I hope all goes well.