Monday, July 07, 2008

Welcome to My Dreams

Doesn't this look like a lovely spot for a picnic? There's a picnic table right under one of the palm trees there on that little spot of beach. This is a scene from Oahu, a place that I'm highly unlikely to ever see in person. Doug swears he and Kellie will take me one day, but since Terry has no desire to go, and I don't see me leaving him home, I will just have to keep dreaming. It's hard enough to get away to the library to paint or out to lunch with a friend without him, let alone go all the way to Hawaii! Not that I don't love spending time with him or anything, but once in a while, it's nice to have a few hours on my own.
It took me two sessions at the library to complete this painting because it's bigger and more detailed than most of my pictures. However, I really like the way it turned out, and so does Terry. This looks like my Kentucky State Fair entry. My Dad's painting can remain on his wall, after all. He had said I could enter it if I didn't finish another one that I liked as well as his, but now I have. So along with this one, I will enter a miniature of palm trees at sunset and a watercolor of a flamingo and its reflection, which I have posted before, I believe. That's my three categories. I have no expectation of winning anything because there are many professional artists who enter, but that's okay. I will enjoy having my work on display in a large setting like the fair. And, who's to say? Alissa won a blue ribbon with her very first entry.
I guess this means I could take a few weeks off from painting, but after almost 2 months without going, I am really enjoying my sessions, even though today I was the only one there for most of the session, and lately usually only one other lady comes. I guess everyone else has a busier and more interesting summer going on. I hope they are off traveling somewhere and not having problems. Meanwhile, I am happy to hold down the fort...Life is good!


Judy said...

Hi Nancy, I love your painting. I bet you win something at the fair. There is nothing wrong with dreaming. I have never been to Hawaii either but think it would be a great trip.

Susie said...

Hi Nancy,
Your painting is beautiful! We've been to Hawaii once and the water is a beautiful shade of blue just like you've painted.
I think it will do well at the fair!!

Anonymous said...

oh, this one is so pretty! I think it's a perfect entry for the fair.

speaking of which...I guess I'd best get some photos ordered, huh?

Anil P said...

The scene makes for a peaceful feel.

I wonder if the path, once it has lead me to that spot, would disappear so that I may remain there for good. TN said...

Nancy, that is beautiful. There is a picture somwhere on my blog of a painting I did, and won Best Of Show at our fair.

Kate said...

Hi Nancy, I'm visiting from Scotland, reading Judy's blog made me call, congratulations to you on your award, I can see it's well deserved. I Love your painting, do you know while I was looking I could have sworn I could, out of the corner of my eye see the waves moving .... I hope you won an award when you put it in the Kentucky Show... Cheers from the land of the tartan and the heather, Kate x.