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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend 2008

Thanksgiving weekend found me busy with cooking, baking and being with friends and family. We were fortunate to have been invited for two turkey dinners; one on Thanksgiving with friends in Denver and one on Friday with extended family in Colorado Springs. We had a great time with everyone.

It did not leave me much time to catch up on the computer or to be at my easel. So be it. BUT I did decide to finally take up a painting that I had done early last spring. This was done from a photo reference. I had never been happy with the outcome but felt it held potential and I wasn’t ready to ditch it quite yet. I totally reworked it. Viewing the photo of the reworked painting I see that the dark brushstroke in the lower left hand side is too distracting. It is showing up a bit darker in the photograph than it really is but still I will touch that up. It still isn’t where I wanted to go with it originally. I just realized that as I was looking at the photos of the paintings.
The photo reference was taken in Gurgy, France along the Yonne River. I was on a boat excursion with my sister and 5 other adults for 5 nights visiting Auxerre and Joigny and other ports along the way. Gurgy was not quite a port, but we did find a place to tie up along the bank. We had to stop here as we didn't have enough time to make it through the next lock before it closed for the evening. It actually was one of my favorite stops.


Anonymous said...

I absolutely love visiting this site and reading your blog. It makes me smile and feel closer to you. God bless! Carole

victoriasart said...

Thank you,Carole. You must have known I have been thinking about you and wondering what you are up to.