Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Long Time Me No Bloggy!

Oh, friends! How I have missed you ALL!

It kills me to turn my back to Blogland... {Multi-MULTI-tasking ~ NOT on my resume!} I dove under the creative wave of FINE ART to tap into my inner "painter girl..." Sadly, the only way I can keep her around is to ignore "paper-crafty girl" and all things bloggy & e-mail... I wish I could keep both around AT THE SAME TIME, but these days, I've learned how to, at least, put the harness on the one I need....

{Oh, bother!} Let me just SHOW you what I've been up to!

These are some of my entries for our local Harvest Fair, here in Sonoma County... The first is a WONDERFUL image from the heart of the Wine Country... At the most delightful, historical, general store that has been artfully restored and updated by it's wonderful owner {check out ALL about this JEWEL on their website!}... Prominently parked in the front parking area is the GREAT, 1955 Ford {Former FIRE ENGINE!} pickup truck. I just swoon every time I see it! In celebration of this very special season and one of the most popular destinations in my area, I decided to paint this proud symbol...





Speaking of PROUD symbols.... THIS is "Mamacow!" I FINALLY captured her in a portrait!





And although you may have seen this watercolor scene before, I re-framed it, and decided to submit it to the Harvest Fair. I was EXTREMELY proud to receive a second place ribbon in our County Fair this year, but the frame... oh, I'll spare you the details, except to say that "husband" built it for me after an "accident" occurred to the original frame... Anyway, he's a wonder with flooring materials... {Ha ha!} But let's just say, the look didn't help this piece be seen in it's best light... {*cough*} I feel MUCH better seeing this baby framed with a more subtle color scheme!





These next two were in the "produce art" section of the fair entry book...

Here is a painted "HARVEST scene" taken from some pictures of a local pumpkin patch...




And finally, "painted face" category... My daughter wouldn't even look directly at this! She said it was "disturbing"... {I'm thinking she's RIGHT!} But I just go where the paint tells me! hee hee I apologize - it's not even October, yet! Anyway, I wanted to create a look like the pumpkin was "sculpted"... {No pumpkin was harmed in the process! We'll just wait until next month!!!}





So, sweet friends! That's what I've been up to!

This weekend is the fair, so if you can make it, come out and ENJOY the Harvest!

I look, immensely, forward to catching up with y'all!

Ciao!

12 comments:

Karen said...

ELISE!!!!! Woman, you are one beautiful rockin' talent and I'm so glad you're sharing!!! Woohoooo!!! :>:>:>

I LOVE that truck....ya wanna know my favorite part?! You're gonna laugh, but its the front bumper...really! I love the way you've painted the light playing on it...LOVE!

Hi Mamacow!!! :>

And your watercolor, in both frames, makes me smile Brightly!!

Now your pumpkin art has me giggling...don't worry, in a good, Great way! Pumpkins have my heart and to see them combined with your uber talent, just makes them better, happier, and more perfect!

Okay...I'm gonna run...some virus thought it was perfectly acceptable to lodge itself in me and I need a good night's sleep, so off I go. SOOOO happy you shared and I'm sure I'll dream of your fabby painting! :>

Beth said...

"Disturbing"....yes! Awesome....yes!

You are amazing, indeed!

~amy~ said...

You are oh-so-over-the-top-talented.....

Dee said...

wow...great paintings...you are really multi talented.

Michele Gross said...

Wow! You are sooo talented!! Those paintings are amazing! And your pumpkins are soooo cool! Glad to have you back in blogland!! :)

Centsational Girl said...

Oh how I have missed you! Your artwork is supurb, I wish I had one ounce of the talent you have in your pinkie. When are we having sushi?
xo
Mrs. E

Monique said...

I am speechless!! So much talent..You Rock GF!!

Rosemary said...

so that is the lovely mamacow in all her glory??? wow, wow and WOW! fantastic job, my friend. of course you know how i feel about the truck! sorry, but i think i agree with the kidlet.... the "face pumpkin" is a bit disturbing! but nicely done nonetheless!! YOU ROCK PAINTER GIRL!!!

Dotty Jo said...

You no bloggy... I missy missy! Love your amazing artwork sweet girl. My hubby loves it too... praise indeed! Jo x

Rose said...

Good grief girl they are all awesome!!! OK the face is sort of disturbing lol
it was worth the wait for your return to blog land :) have been gone a bit also as we are now blessed to have my mom living with us and are getting her all settled in :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, Elise! These are FANTASTIC! So impressive and such great detail! I cannot wait to hear how the fair went!

lynn said...

elise, what a stunning talent you have! these paintings are crazy, gorgeous!! thanks for sharing these beauties:)