Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

A busy day yesterday. My sister arrives and since we haven't seen one another in over a year, it was a fabulous catch-up -- in between the helping mom. We chatted as we worked and caught up -- a joy to be together again!

The water was turned off all day as new connections were made several miles from mom's apartment. So our cleaning, packing, cooking and the like were all curtailed a bit -- but we managed to get in a bit more shopping for Thanksgiving, one room entirely packed, and after 7:30 pm, the dishes and the floors washed. Why is it that once you know you can't have any water, you grow even more thirsty? LOL

These roses were painted enroute. I have to admit that I'm pretty dependent on photo references during our long drives as inspiration to paint, especially if we're on the highways. Sometimes there's little to see except other vehicles.

Without a scanner and under artificial light, the coloring of this painting that I see on my screen varies somewhat from the real painting ... I know that the table, for instance, is far darker brown in my sketch then is showing on my monitor. I did manage to get in a sketch yesterday, but I can't get the colors correct under artificial lights, so if the sun comes out today, I'm going to try to take a photo outdoors in between our packing.

Hope your day is great!


Lorraine said...

Lovely soft flowers Lin. You continue to amaze me with all that you can "pack" into a day. What incredible energy and as they say: talent will out."

Teri C said...

If these roses were any more beautiful my socks would be on the floor cuz it is already gorgeous.

Before I got my scanner I had to rely on the sun to be out but that's not a problem in AZ. lol

Joan said...

Gorgeous blossoms!!! I love the colors. Sounds like you're super busy down there!! Enjoy your time with your sister and your mom.

caseytoussaint said...

So pretty!