Thursday, October 02, 2008

Gourds


Squash
Originally uploaded by linfrye

Daily Practice

It's that time of year! And though our leaves are still not brightly colored, mums, pansies, hay bales, corn stalks, pumpkins, and gourds are making their appearance.

At the Arboretum, we're decorating too ...our gardener has put out flats of pansies and several mums and our sign is decorated - and these gourds were just waiting to be sketched.

Some new news -- a few months ago I was asked to exhibit some of my work during the month of November at one of our local libraries! So November will be my month to take my paintings off my newly painted walls and hang them in town! If you have favorites you think I absolutely MUST show, I'd love to hear from you!

More news -- I'd like to thank Marilyn (http://hrt2hrt4mike.blogspot.com/) for giving me a "Brilliant Weblog" award!! THANK YOU, Marilyn!!!

Temps this morning are in the 50s .. BRRR ...maybe after a few more of these cooler evenings our trees will show more signs of the season ... Meantime, I'm going to brew something hot to drink!

8 comments:

Teresa said...

Gourds are lovely... and congrats on your art showing at the library!! That's wonderful! You've done so many gorgeous paintings... choosing from among them is going to be a challenge.

Sharon said...

Congratulations on the exhibit, Lin. That's very exciting news. The texture on the gourds is wonderful!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Oh, arent' these wonderful. You've certainly mastered these, wow. How exciting for you to be showing at the library were so many will be viewing your work. I love your door series ... maybe some of them?

africantapestry said...

Your gourds look wonderful Lin...I love that knobbly one in the foreground. And a very big congratualtions on your exhibit. Will they be up for sale? Good luck!
Ronell

Anonymous said...

I love this time of year -- the colors of the gourds, pumpkins, bittersweet, and especially the foliage -- you've outdone yourself the last couple of days, bringing the fall colors into our lives!
Good to see your Zazzle site on your blog!!! You are really on the go now -- exhibits, Red Bubble, Zazzle -- I think you have "arrived as an artist." Heartfelt congratulations.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Joan said...

Lovely job on the gourds!!! Great colors! A show at the library should be fun...at least you have a lot of them already framed, but now your walls will look bare. lol That's exciting!

Gail said...

These look great Lin. Congratulations on your show, a great way to get a very diverse audience.

Jona said...

What a great news about the exhibit!!!!! :))) Sooo soo happy for you!!

Well, you asked our opinion ;)... I really love many of your paintings, especially the landscapes, I think also some fruits and some flowers are excellent, but if I'd have to choose I'd say that "Roadside" from July 11, 2008 MUST be on your exhibit.
Enjoy dear Lin, you deserve it!!

Very good daily practice today.