Tuesday, March 5, 2013

One of my Favourite Subjects

It's been a frantic, busy Summer!  And 5 months have just slipped past unnoticed.

The Art Society takes up a lot of my time these days and at this time of the year there seems to be more activity than normal.  We just put our feet up from the exhibitions before Christmas, when there's another one at the end of January to prepare for.  And no sooner has that finished when our first Art in the Park at Groot Constantia vineyards was upon us.

And just before the 'silly season' I was off to Cyprus via Paris!  My son and daughter-in-law finally decided to get officially married in church after 13 years and 3 children.  The wedding was in Cyprus because Barbara's father lives there and what a wonderful wedding and holiday it was, and being with the family and grandchildren was fantastic - Cyprus in winter is worth visiting and the people are so warm and welcoming.  Paris for a day was a pleasure as well - instead of paying for a visa for a direct flight to Cyprus, I used my Schengen visa to visit the City of Lights and spend the day at the Musee D'Orsay.  What a treat and totally recommended.

And of course, in between been doing some painting.  I had two commissions just before Christmas and this rather good looking gentleman (done in watercolour!) was one of them!


13 comments:

martinealison said...

Bienvenue !
Je suis très heureuse de vous retrouver... De mon côté aussi, je me suis absenter pour voyager...
Ce bouledogue français est merveilleux...
gros bisous à vous

Carol Schiff Studio said...

He is very charming indeed.

Sounds like you continue to be very busy. I can easily see why you find it difficult to find time to blog.

I would rather be visiting Paris than blogging too!

Great hearing from you.

Dean H. said...

That gentleman has a great presence in the watercolor painting!
You lead an exciting life, Liz!

Marian Fortunati said...

I totally agree with Dean!! Yes, I always enjoy learning about your adventures and seeing your work... After all, if painting isn't a reflection of the excitement in our lives, what is it??

hmuxo said...

It's been too long! We missed you!! However, I would have loved visiting Paris, as well! This guy is adorable, Liz!! Beautifully painted.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

oh so good to hear from you!
We love this portrait! He is so beautiful.
love
tweedles

Two French Bulldogs said...

Very handsome
Benny & Lily

padmaja said...

He is coming out alive, so very well done Liz!

Sharon Wright said...

I am envious of your adventures, dear Liz, but glad you find the time to say hello occasionally! And a glorious dog with attitude....love him! Happy painting and keep well in your busy-ness.

Prabal said...

Paris.. WOW.. I am sure you had a great time there.. And from the frequency of your blog posts we all know that Art society is keeping you busy. By the way this gentleman is extremely well painted.

p.s. I dont really throw away my rejects. I use the other side of the paper for sketching of rough work. Some times for a new painting. :)

Sue Pownall said...

wow what a busy time.

I'm sure the commissioners of the painting love it.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Your traveling sounds fun! Love this handsome saucy looking gentleman!

Ajay Patil said...

you are back and back in style, very good painting