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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Day 11 - Good Eatin

Day 11 -Good Eatin

First and foremost,
May everyone remember 9/11 today
as we mark the anniversary of one of the worst days,
in my lifetime, in America.

I pray for the families, the first responders and our nation as a whole as we continue to feel the effects of that day.


My son was in last week and one day we went to Cincinnati, OH to Findlay Market and to Jungle Jim's, so much more than a grocery store.

Findlay Market has been around for well over 100 years
and it is so charmingly beautiful 
and I knew when I was there I would be painting from the reference photos I took.

 Let's Eat
10" x 10" Acrylic on a Panel
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I remember going to Findlay Market as a child,
and it was impressive then.
I was very young and I still remember looking up at sausages hanging all hooked together in a long rope.

Here are a few process pics.
(I'd do more, but it's taking my computer forever to download).

 Putting buildings in.

 Doors and sides of buildings.

And right in the middle,
this happened.

Broke one of my fav brushes.
 I glued it back together .

 Putting details on doors, awnings, door handles.

 Shadows, signs, getting ready for the star of this show,
the lamp post.

That's right.
I did all that work so I'd have a back drop for a lamp post.

Findlay Market is in the old German section of Cincinnati,
(I know, which section of Cincinnati isn't an old German section)
The buildings are tall and skinny,
beautifully painted,
and there are lots of flowers, flower boxes,
even flowers on lamp posts.

Findlay Market has food, glorious food
in all shapes, sizes, colors and smells.
The smells are incredible.
You can buy any kind of:
ethnic food,
and the spices are incredible. 

We had a wonderful day,
and I'm sure I'll be going back.

Till then,
I'll have to be content to paint from the reference photos I took.

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  1. It was like magic seeing the shadows then the lamp post at the end, make the whole painting come together perfectly. Great colors as well, Sharon.

  2. Thanks so much Julie. Might be my fav of the challenge, but I've moved on to painting grandkids so I'll love them.


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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.