Even on a cold day like today, I have to imagine that someday it will be Summer and I will no doubt be quilting. Even dreaming of Summer seems to warm me up a bit.
We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend here. Warm weather has finally arrived! The trees just about have all of their leaves and the world is glorious. Our little town of Antioch, IL (pop. 8500 or so) has put up American flags on all the light posts downtown. It’s a little slice of midwest Americana. That’s probably what inspired this piece. Flowers and flags put a smile on my face!
This is just one of several paintings I have added new to my Etsy shop today.
Whew! This is the last day of the 30 day challenge. It’s been fun, but I think I will let my paint brushes stand idle for awhile. Today’s painting is another commission for Karin. I haven’t done a sail boat before, but I’m happy how it turned out. It’s also fun to think about warmer days , though the 31 degrees we are supposed get up to today already seems balmy (everything is relative!) Congratulations to all the other 400 or so artists that have been posting to Leslie Saeta’s blog everyday this month. It’s been wonderful to see.
Watercolor on Aquabord 5″ x 7″ SOLD
Whenever I think of Flag Day, I think of my Grandmother Griffiths. June 14th was her birthday. This year, I realized that she would have been 125! She was already 70 when I was born, but luckily, she lived until 90 so I had a chance to know her well. I love flags and the combination of red, white and blue. It just says Summer.