Wednesday, 21 August 2013

100th Blog Post

Superfine
38cm x 28.5cm
I cannot believe I have actually posted one hundred times on my blog since I started. I sometimes feel I ought to do another post otherwise my friends will think I am not painting but believe me I am still at it with my brushes but with a few distractions of late. By the time I get through Friday to Sunday with my studio open (one more weekend to go) and painting from 10 - 4pm on those days I feel a need for a bit of a break. I have also taken a position on the committee of our local art gallery (I can hear you say - oh no!) but someone has to do it. I said I will give it a go but if it interferes too much with my own art then I will change my mind. It will get me out of my own space a few times a month which will be good as I can easily become an "Art Hermit" as my husband leaves me to paint all day and he keeps the home going in so many ways. I didn't get into the studio until mid afternoon today but this fine Merino came together easily, still using my limited palette and experimenting with creating texture for the wool.

23 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 100th and what a beauty too to celebrate. Good Luck with the Committee. These must be flavour of the month all round. I've just agreed to be a Committee Member at my Art Society. It will be interesting to compare notes on how many grey hairs we have on our heads by the end of it perhaps. Enjoy!!! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Laura and good luck with your committee work too. Unfortunately I already have too many grey hairs LOL

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  2. I love the textures and limited palette, he is adorable! I hope you manage to find time to paint and keep enjoying yourself Lorraine. It sounds like you have a busy schedule!

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    1. Glad you like him Celia, thanks for your comment always appreciated

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  3. Congratulations on your 100th post! And on this gorgeous ram - what a stunner!

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  4. Hello Lorraine:) Congratulations with your 100th blogpost:) Up to the next 100:) I hope your open studio is going as you want it to go! The ram is so nice, I love it!xx

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    1. Thanks Renate, open studio going really well

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  5. I love your immersion - wish I had more time for my painting this summer, but it's been very busy for us. Keep on creating, Lorraine!

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    1. Thanks Terry, I understand you still work so I know this would be hard to get as much painting time as you would like

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  6. Love the palette and the texture on the sheep. You have really been busy lately!

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    1. Not as prolific as you Joan - you are so committed

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  7. Congrats Lorraine, I've enjoyed following your blog since you started - and I do envy you being able to paint for a living, how I wish I could, oh to be able to do that would be a dream come true! Love the sheep!

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    1. Thanks for leaving you lovely comment Sharon, I feel we have been journeying together these past couple of years. I know I am lucky to have sold my business so could retire from "normal work" not sure I paint for a living but I certainly live to paint

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  8. Congratulations, Lorraine! The ram is a beauty!

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  9. Dear Lorraine, congratulations for your post number one hundred.
    Ad Maiora!
    Your merino is very beautiful and has the texture of the wool, it seems soft ...
    With the limited palette neutral've gotten really magnificent!

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    1. He was fun to do Rita, thanks for your lovely comments

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  10. Congratulations on 100 posts Lorraine! It's an accomplishment. And, your current open studio/painting schedule, wow. Hope you're getting visitors and enjoying it all. Wonderful sheep!

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  11. Hi Lorraine,

    Congratulations! Painting 100 is not easy at all, is it?
    I tried 48 pieces of flowers this month. Half fun and half suffered.LOL
    but that was nice try to me. So i understand how you feel.
    Your subjects and colurs,,,fantastic.
    :)

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  12. Hi Lorraine,
    I found your work through Carol Carters blog - had to take a peek and it's beautiful!

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    1. Hi to you Kellie, thanks for stopping by and taking a look and also for leaving your lovely comment

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