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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Day 14 - Another Day - Another Grandchild

Day 14 - Ren - The Stance

Ren is three and this was his first year playing tee ball.
He loooovvveeesss baseball.
I was watching him one day, and I tossed so he could hit for over an hour.  He wouldn't have quit then,but Grammy got tired.
I took this photo at the one game I was able to attend this summer.  It was only the hottest day of the summer. 
I don't know how those little guys, not to mention their coaches stood it.  I was under a chair with a canopy guzzling water like no tomorrow, and I thought I was going to pass out.

Back to the painting -
I had such a hard day yesterday, I woke up at 4 a.m. and decided to get up and get at it.  
For whatever reason, I didn't struggle quite as badly today as I did yesterday.  I even managed to work on Josh's nose from yesterday and it does look better.  Made a tiny stroke to make it rounder and it's amazing what that tiny stroke did.  That's one of the amazing things about painting.  Sometimes it really is just a tiny adjustment that takes it from eh to Ahhh.

I tried to keep the face very simple because it is so small and not to screw it up.  I think it worked out good.  I'm trying not to paint beyond myself in this challenge, but to learn about figure painting.  What makes it work and what is problematic.

Blogaversary Update

Blogaversary in full swing

I hand delivered one painting yesterday,
I'm mailing out one today,
and I'm waiting for someone to respond to their email that they won my single subject online iris painting class.
I still have lots of paintings and online painting classes and a full blown art course to give away.
Scroll back up to the top on the right hand side and put your email in the box that says
(wait for it)
"Subscribe To My Blog"
(get it - Blogaversary)
Put your email in the box and then when you receive an email asking you to confirm you actually did sign up,
confirm it.
Then you're in and there's nothing more to do.
If I draw your name out of my virtual hat,
I'll send you an email with 
"NO Joke! YOU WON!"
in the subject line.
Answer me in 24 hours and you get the prize.

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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.