Friday, December 26, 2008

Horse Barn in Snowstorm - Diane

Christmas was a most wonderful event --- the grands loved their bikes, toys and art supplies, and the adults enjoyed a quiet time with good food, warm weather and even a walk under clear blue skies and soft breezes.

I typically prefer the clamorousness of big family get togethers for the holidays that include my sisters and their pets, all my children under one roof at the same time, friends dropping by and the commotion of so many people squeezed into a modest home -- but this Christmas with its phone calls, romping cats and peacefulness was a joy in its own right, especially with the challenging weather, economics and job demands being felt around the globe.

My friend Diane posted several photos of the snowstorm she was experiencing up north and kindly allowed me to paint from one of them -- her neighbor's horsebarn. The painting is 9" x 12" on Arches 140#cp, done in watercolor and white India Ink (Oh how I'm enjoying that ink!! LOL). Funny to be painting all that snow when our own temperatures were in the mid 60s! LOL

Today, mom, my son and I travel to SC to see my daughter and celebrate Christmas with her family later tonight. We'll be gone for a few days, so my Internet activity will be spotty. C will be taking care of the cats and a few obligations at the homestead...

I hope everyone's Christmas was joyous and filled with love, joy, friends and family.....!

See you soon!

6 comments:

squawmama said...

Thanks Lin... Glad you had such a wonderful Christmas... Ours was also great but very hectic with the TWINS... LOL They were overwhelmed... Have a safe trip...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Teri C said...

It's beautiful Lin. Looks like it is around here in snowy Wisconsin.

White ink? hmmm, may have to try that also.

annie said...

A wonderful Christmas and now your lovely painting. It looks so gorgeous enlarged on flickr, Lin.

annie3

Sioux said...

Sounds like as lovely a Christmas as we had! Isn't it wonderful.

Felicity said...

Glad you had a wonderful time and your painting looks so festive! Have a great trip!

Teresa said...

Oh me.... snow!!! Of course, you know this has to be one of my favorites. Have fun at your daughter's home. Look forward to seeing you after the holidays!