August 13, 2007

Painting


12x12 mixed media on birch -- in progress

I have been working on a number of new images from my sketchbook. I love working on the baltic birch panels. This one I stained to keep the texture of the wood showing. Most of the newest work involve images of girls. Many seem to be composite memories of my daughters. Must be coming from my internal preparation for daughter Grace to fly the nest for college in a matter of days. This, along with old age is just not for sissies. Luckily old age isn't here yet. wink wink.
The weekend was over filled with picking up the motherlode of kitchen cabinetry from a huge tip off from a friend and Craig's list. Saws-all usage and major power tool action is in our near future! Hooray and egads! Thankfully Rainer is well versed in renovation skills and we have friends who will be receiving phone calls. Everything will be removed, back to the studs, (including the ceiling) beginning soon, so we will be getting help on this one for sure.
We are both a little tired from the whirlwind weekend, but are pleased to be in the beginning stages of building a new kitchen.

5 comments:

Angela Rockett said...

This is a really lovely painting, Susan. There's a feeling to it that I just can't find a good word for, but it makes me feel peacefully happy when I look at it.

You're so lucky that one of you in well versed in renovation skills! Can't wait to see the new kitchen.

eb said...

yes yes yes - I've visited you many a time - so happy to be back - yes very nice painting...

did someone say... renovation... (living in a 100 year old lakeside camp)...

xox - eb.

Toni said...

Somehow i have to find the fine art of creating art and kitchen renovations we are doing right now. Wonderful cute painting Susan and my best when you start the kitchen. We will be awhile at ours.

susan said...

thanks all... her heads a little large, but it makes it more dream like for me.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

I like your painting a lot! Really nice work.