Monday, August 04, 2008

Still Life with Tom and Irene's Gifts

With another bounty of summer gifts from our friends -- figs, corn, tomatoes -- I spent the weekend making preserves and drying tomatoes, and only a bit of time painting their lush forms and colors. But oh, how I LOVE the colors of summer!

We finished our last fig preserve making and tomato drying yesterday, and last night enjoyed fresh corn with our dinner -- YUM!

We've been so blessed to have met Irene and Tom and simply overwhelmed by their generosity. We visited with them a bit yesterday exchanging stories and helping them through some of their computer issues -- it felt good to return something to this incredible couple!

Off to a week filled with obligations, meetings and computer work, and the online class I'm taking starts this week as well. I will really be pressed to do some QUICK sketches this week!!

Have a good one!


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and colorful painting. The details are incredible, especially on the bottle -- what a terrific job although I look at each item in the painting and say the same thing -- such detail, such color - such shading. You were really inspired, and after all that work too. But "good feeling" work and how nice to have met these wonderful people.

Teresa said...

What a GORGEOUS painting! Lin, this is exceptional ('course so many are on your blog!). Colors, composition... it's all just right.

Teri C said...

I love this happy painting Lin!!

Felicity said...

Wow, I haven't visited in a while and came by to catch up and this just took my breath away! So much clarity - you must be thrilled with this Lin!

Deb said...

Beautiful still life and composition!

Joan said...

Lin, What a lovely still life with some of the summer bounty! You are lucky to have such good friends to share their gifts with you.