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Archive for July 7th, 2011


 

I was in an angry mood today and nothing could shake it.  Today I learned the therapeutic power of painting still lifes.  I’ve painted some of the more abstract paintings when upset, but its done nothing for my mood.  Today I painted some of raspberries from the farmers market in their wooden container.   The concentration that I took to paint each node of the raspberries and get the coloring correct, allowed me to release my preoccupation of what was angering me.  Today’s picture is an oil painting on a 2″x2″ canvas.

 

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Success!  I blew it this past weekend and hibernated instead of going out to July 4th social events.  I was determined to make up for it by attending a networking social at a bar and grill in lincoln park.  I had a great time.  I mixed and mingled and received a lot of compliments on my style from a jewelry artist.  Today’s picture is an oil painting on a 2″x2″ canvas of the crowd of people at the event.

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I didn’t want to go back to work today after a restful three day holiday.  The best part of my day came at lunch time when I walked over to the farmers market for exercise, enjoyment of the weather, and to buy some farm fresh goodies.  I bought a few pints of gooseberries and raspberries at the farmers market and boy oh boy were they delicious.  Today’s picture is an oil painting on a 2″x2″ canvas of the gooseberries.

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