Sunday, October 03, 2010
Bills Challenge - Fall Grapes
It has taken me all week to find the time to finish this painting challenge by Bill (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorus_maver/5023082097/). I began the painting during the week after work, but between meetings, late nights and other obligations, finally returned to it last night. I had attempted this several times trying to keep the light in the grapes, but didn't like how those were doing, so I returned to splash and splatter to achieve a looser, semi-abstract approach. I have thoroughly enjoyed all these grape paintings lately -- they, like colored leaves, truly speak of fall to me.
Got a lot accomplished yesterday including a delightfully long birthday visit with my son. Isn't it funny, how the older we grow, how very more important time becomes ... just spending an afternoon talking, playing Scrabble (he whooped me!!!), sharing a meal - means more than any THING in the world. Sweet, sweet gift.
C's final performances went well - and after all those long drives, long days and nights, he's mighty fatigued. Today we both rest! LOL
I went out this morning to feed the kitties -- mercy -- it's COOL!!!! I will have to begin packing sweatshirts for the week ... summer is just about over, though we usually have a week or two of 'surprise heat spells' sometime this month.
Have a great day!