Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Fall Gourds

Fall Gourds by linfrye
Fall Gourds, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

We've been fortunate this fall to visit many different gardens as part of our lecture tour series, and we've seen such wonderful flowers, trees, vegetables. This painting was done from Old Salem Gardens and one of their historic, recreated gardens. The gourds were in the field, drying, and would have been used by earlier Moravians as dippers or bowls ...

My computer at home and internet connection crashed on Sunday and I spent 6 hours on the phone with IT to no resolution ... sigh. When I got to work, our own IT services were wobbly for some reason ... but thankfully, at least at work, service has been a bit better this morning. My dear C seems to have cobbled my computer back to an earlier 'set point' so I can now use the machine and Internet, but with all that was apparently wrong with it, I think she'll spend some time at the shop ....

Meantime, we'll be off campus again today on another garden outing and tomorrow busy with "Plant a Row' volunteers -- mercy -- and it's not even SPRING! LOL

The weather has been absolutely GORGEOUS! Cool in the morning - and this week, mid 70s and sunshiney! The leaves are turning more yellow and here and there a spot or two of red ... yep, season's turned!

Hope your day is great -- I'll try to catch up with everyone as I can ...


Lorraine said...

Lovely painting -- really nice soft fall colors but I especially like the way the sun falls on the leaves and gourds.

Enjoy your outing.

Joan T said...

Your negative painting always looks so good. The colors and blending in the leaves and the gourds is super. Enjoy your day!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Lovely fall painting and you have just inspired me to paint some Gourds. Sorry to hear about you computer problems. I just replaced mine and so happy I did.

Happy painting to you,

Teri C said...

So beautiful!!!!!!