Thursday, June 9, 2011

Missing

Four weeks this time!  But what a busy time I've been having.  No, I'm not sunning myself in the Caribbean, I'm sitting in front of this wretched computer working on the Art Society Stuff!  And thank you Marian for the great words.

For some reason I have taken on the secretarial work for the society and besides learning the ropes, have had to transfer a load of information (including 450 email addresses) onto my systems.  Just when I thought everything was running smoothly, along comes an exhibition which required a tonne of paperwork!  But now I know what's what, should be easier next month.

Despite the work, I managed to finish (and sell) a painting for this last exhibition.  In winter, sales are notoriously slow, so I am very happy that someone liked mine. 

All in a Day's Work

39 comments:

Prabal said...

WOW.. What a painting..I think it is worth the wait. And of course congratulations on the sale.. :)

Shirley Peters said...

Great blacks! I love the facial expressions and body language too. Well done.

sherryscarvings said...

This is just stunning. Love how they all are grouped together. Great job!
Best of Luck on the add job to :)

AutumnLeaves said...

So lovely, Liz!! Glad you've got the administrative tasks down now.

Katherine Thomas said...

This is stunning! The way you've pulled the colors of the birds into the color of the water, and the way the composition flows. WOW! It's mesmerizing! Congratulations!

victoria eugenia said...

Una preciosa pintura. SALUDOS.

Dean H. said...

No wonder it sold, Liz!! This is outstanding work. LOVE the darks...makes the swimmers stand out.

Amidst all the extra duties, don't forget your duty to yourself....Paint..Lol!

Suzanne McDermott said...

Liz!! I love this!!!! Love it. I know what it's like to be tethered to the computer (probably most of us do) so I commiserate. Happy to hear from you and see you come up for air with such a fabulous piece. XO

PS NOW it's time to sun yourself in the Caribbean.

art2cee2 said...

Oh, such a beautiful painting!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Oh Liz...this is stunning! Congratulations!

Shelley Smart said...

My turn to say, Wow, wow, wow!!!! This is just gorgeous! Love the darks and the grouping!

Barbara Pask said...

Congrats on the sale, not at all surprised that it sold. I love the expressions on their little faces. It's a beauty!

Marie Theron said...

I love images of poultry and this is an exceptional composition, Liz!

Vinayak said...

What a wonderful painting. The darks and lights complement each oher so well.

Anthony Duce said...

The painting is beautiful. I love the reflections and the dark background.

Sue Pownall said...

Congratulations on the sale.

rob ijbema said...

excellent contrast in this liz,many artist struggle with this and well done on the sale i'm not surprised!

SKIZO said...

ExcellentWork
GoodCreations

Jane said...

Such beauty and elegance. Excellent work.

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

This is one of your best paintings ,I love the contrast,and Thanks very much for putting me on you blog roll.

sam said...

Congratulations on the sale Liz! beautiful painting, I love the contrasts)

DAREL JAVIER said...

Nice art blog you have here, and I like your paintings too. Thanks for sharing. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh Liz.
This is so peaceful and beautiful..
we feel like we want to be right there.
You bring art to life.. You are amazing
love
tweedles

Mia said...

Wow, that's beautiful. I wish I had that kind of painting skill. Amazing!

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Marty said...

I'm happy that you have sold a painting ! I must say that your
work is beautiful ! I love this last one too !
bisous

Art with Liz said...

Hi Prabal, thanks my friend!


Coming from you Shirley, that's a wonderful compliment. Thank you so much.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Sherry.


Hi there Autumn Leaves Sherry! Thank you and hopefully I have the whole job nailed down by the end of the year!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Katherine and thank you. What is so nice is that my friend recognised all of her geese!


Thank you so much Victoria for the comment and the visit.

Art with Liz said...

Ah Dean, I thought of you when I started this - black gesso you know! Thank you.


Hi Suzanne. Hate the computer, love painting but time spent on each is disproportionate to what I want! Go figure.

Art with Liz said...

Dear Crystal, you are so generous wih your comments. Thank you so much!


Hi there Saundra and thanks!

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Shelley, thank you and I'm loving your work!


Hi Barbara and thank you too. Sorry I haven't been visiting lately. Will get there.

Art with Liz said...

Dear Marie, thank you and I'm sorry I never got to see you on Tuesday. How was the course?


Hi Vinayak, thank you. I am becoming very aware on tonal values - something I need to work on.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Tony.


It was a great feeling Sue - sort of confirmation that it was quite good!

Art with Liz said...

Gosh Rob, thank you! Always appreciate your comments.


Hi Skizo, thank you.

Art with Liz said...

Hello Jane and thank you for visiting and the comment. Love your watercolours especially the still lifes.


Hi Roger and thank you. Love your work and you live in an amazing place - love Botswana and the people.

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Sam - you're a master of contrasts, so thank you for a great compliment!


Hello Darel, thank you for visiting and leaving a lovely comment. Your work is amazing - love the vibrancy of colour.

Art with Liz said...

Special Tweedles, thank you. Geese are usually aggressive but these are so spoilt, hand fed, I'm sure you would have got on with them!


Thank you Mia and I think you've got great taste in music!

Art with Liz said...

Dear Marty thank you so much and bisous back to you.

BDL Palash said...

years ago I saw a series where
a photographer had found relatives of
people who posed for john singer sargent paintings and
he took photos of them that were reminiscent of the original pictures.
they were quite wonderful.

Pictures to paintings
photos to paintings
photo to painting
picture to painting
painting from photo