Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Watercolor paintings


I finally got so tired of looking for things in the myriad of boxes that I sat down with some watercolor and painted! It felt really good to do art, and I am happy with the result. I think this is something completely new for me. See for yourself. I have painted about seven of them, but these were the favorites. I was thinking of calligraphy strokes, and the textures of grass. So these are a marriage of those two ideas. I had fun.

These paintings are quite small: the two square ones measure 6 x 6" and the vertical one measures 5 x 7".

Yesterday, we went to the DMV, to get new driver licenses. Just another adventure in a long line of adventures. For those of you who haven't had to take a drivers written exam in a while, it is pretty challenging. I find it ironic, that I carefully read and studied the manual, knowing that the driving done here in California has nothing to do with the laws and guidelines I was tested on. For example, "Don't be a tailgater!" RIGHT. These people drive like maniacs. I guess anything will seem crazy to me, since in Salida, I walked pretty much everywhere.

Here is a photo of the new house. With my favorite item - the pool.

3 comments:

Abby Creek Art said...

ooooh...especially love the second one down! Cool house too!...is that Pono's baby pool I see?

I send my sympathies for having to go to the DMV. James went last week to get a new picture on his license (sans mustache)...and he needed a martini when he got home!

Keep up the painting...it will help you with the transition. Sending a big hug.xo

lee said...

I love your paintings and the colours are like summer, it just gives you that good summer feeling..Hey your hse is very cool, love the pool, always wanted a pool, but where I live its to cold for most of the year to invest in one...but now your a California girl you deserve it...

Karine said...

Yes, that is Pono's baby pool you see down at the end of the walk. He will drink out of it, and get his feet wet, but so far he doesn't understand it's for him to cool off in! He'll learn...