Sunday, December 14, 2008


Originally uploaded by linfrye
After working on the wet road painting Friday with the Karlyn Holman art group, we revisited some of her methods and techniques. I worked on these peonies trying to use a limited pallet of colors. I realize I got my peonie head a tad too large ... but then decided it would be a 'close-up' .. lol. Friday's get together was really such fun!

And the fun extended to yesterday's gathering! The plein air group I paint with once a month had a 'mini-show' and luncheon at Elodie Farms. There were over 20 of us for a sit-down, incredible!!!! luncheon served by Dave, Elodie's owner .... lots of goat cheese, a melt-in-your-mouth pork roast and garlic mashed potatoes, and a 'forget-the-diet' pecan pie that was out of this world!!!! Added to the awesome meal was the opportunity to see the work of the other artists who are, like I am, typicaly absorbed in their painting while we're together, and the only one who really has time to 'visit' is Charles, who tends to stroll and strum and sing among the working artists. I cannot tell you the glorious work I viewed! WOW! And Dave, wonderful, wonderful man, has so many of OUR paintings in his home/restaurant/meeting facility -- selling them for us to his dining and meeting patrons. Blessings -- all!

Today Charles' jam group meets for a lunch as well. As I'm typing, C is downstairs putting the fnishing touches on the stew he is making for his group. It's in the 20s here and cold, so the stew will be a terrific prelude to their afternoon music-making. I'll be able to enjoy it all as I tuck myself in my room to paint!

Enjoy the day!


Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Lin. I'm so happy to be able to share the results of your new method! Oh and what a day you had -- makes me hungry just reading it! How wonderful to be able to talk and share with fellow artists and still get some painting in! Enjoy the music as you paint today!

Teri C said...

This is just beautiful Lin. You REALLY gained a lot since taking her class.

How wonderful to have DH strolling around serenading. What a team you two are.

squawmama said...

Hey Lin... Perfect day for stew with it being so cold and all... Wish it was a little cooler here in Florida... Love the painting... As always it is just beautiful... Have a great Sunday


Joan said...

I think this is one of my favorite pieces that you've done!!!! Whatever you learned from Kathryn definitely added a special touch to your work. This one is gorgeous!!!

Your description of your feast is making me hungry. It's 2:00 here and I haven't had lunch yet.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sioux said...

Lin, the peonies are gorgeous. I love the colors.

Your groups sounds like something Raf and I would truly enjoy!

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

The peonies are splendid - I really like the detail and the background washes.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

The large peony doesn't bother me at all...I LOVE this Lin!! You are making a wonderful turn in your painting techniques...beautifuil!