So cute..one day Marie posted about how her husband sends her texts about how grateful he is for everything she does♥when he is out and about w/out her..
I commented that Jacques doesn't even have a phone.:)
But I had saved this Gif..to put in my post..because this he does..he will come by my easel..or wherever I am playing w/ paints and tell me:"J'aime quand je te vois peindre"~
He'll come and see the work and it's either..: "C'est bien".."non non..vraiment c'est bien..":) ..very encouragingly.. And I can almost swell with pride and LOL there is no reason to..or he will look and say ..nothing..kind of..and I will say..:"Lucas looks too small "..and he will say" "yes..you are right..but I think it's the hat..the hat should be smaller and Lucas bigger because the height is ok it seems.."
so then I think to myself ..this painting is finished.I can't change a hat and Lucas' size in oil..:)
And when my shadows are way off in watercolor ..c'est la vie too..
And I am not painting plein air..and I am not dressed like that..:)
I have been and will be..but when I am in the house..it's leggings and long sweaters in the winter..and wool socks;)
It's a learning experience..all of it..I am curious and interested into how it all works so individually for everyone..
And I love having tea..while painting..Spotify..in the background..sun shining in..
he likes when I make it..I can't make coffee for beans..he can..so we each have our times.
We have tea many afternoons..and to me a small home baked treat is just right w/ tea.
A linzer cookie..a shortbread..a slice of this..a bite of that.
I did 3 little oils..of some scenes of the boys from November..while they were at the beach..I had these photos printed and tried to recreate them.
Same w/ the Noah/nana ones..the strawberry picking day..one watercolor one oil..obviously not only faces are hard for me..but limbs too..apart from other things.
The Italy ones are from photos I took in Italy♥and then trying to use Shari's online classes to do them..
and the last..is from a sketch I took from one of my Zoe De Las Cases books..I try and sketch it..proportions are all off..and then paint.
I adore painting in the sunlight w/ music playing softly:)
Some are in the window of my workshop/craft room...others taped to a journal..others in journals..
That craft room gets such beautiful sunlight in the afternnon...
I don't know how my friend Nancy does her huge toiles..I am so in love w/ the one I have in our guest bedroom..I just love it so much..I have caught myself touching the reliefs..
It's my size I am sure..height..wise..and it's wide..almost dormer depth width wise.
It is one of my prized posessions:)
I have 2 new new prized posessions..
I won one of Vivian Swift's Triscuits..it is beautiful and it is here..her new book should be in our home by March 31rst..so I will share it all the same day.I had pre-ordered it from Amazon Canada.
It will be my 3rd book of hers.
I hope one of my daughters or grandsons keeps my favorite books.
I also have a new Avatar..Carol from Paris Breakfasts did it..:)
Carol introduced me to Vivian's blog quite a while ago..
Jacques had commented on Carol's Avatar..because he reads my blog..not every day..but he plays catch up..and so he has read them all:)Anyway he had commented..and now I find myself with such a cute youthful happy face:)
I have a new art card I will frame.. some new books..a mystery and a Fairy Tale book:)..
by the way..if you have not visited Gail..in The Hamptons..go visit..she and her husband plein air paint..and take us through the Hamptons..art galleries..beaches..quaint shops..nurseries..
Such a week.. some sweet surprises..some surprising news..and tonight a little guest for a sleepover..Noah:)
I took out the Heart Waffle Iron for tomorrow..and a Stonewall Kitchen Waffle Mix:) Fresh berries..well Costco fresh..and do it yourself pizza tonight.
He was supposed to come w/ Max..but Max and his family went to "The Cottage" LOL..seems they aquired a cottage;)
Oh to be a child..for one day.