Saturday, August 11, 2018

Postcards from the Lake: More from Art Camp

We went to art camp to be productive and productive we were.


Kate's annual bird calendar got a big boost with several "nearly finished" pieces in watercolor along with block printing. She also tried some new techniques. (Here she's painting blue gouache over orange for a textured effect. Scary but the finished product looks terrific!)


I finished seven watercolors and completed some bookmarks started long ago. (Bookmarks still need ribbons and maybe corner rounding.)


But there was time for fun. We went into Gaylord to the kitchen store.


Inside, a fabric artist's studio where the cute pillows they sell are made.


More wonderful dinners, including Susan's corn salad. (I also add dill to her recipe and while it's good day one, day two is even better!)


And we celebrated my upcoming (or maybe by now, past!) birthday twice!


But back to the art. Here are a few of my art camp things. My massage therapist's dog!


The sailboat vendor in the Tuileries.


Wine bottles from a Paris shop.


Montmartre. From this...



To this...


I had trouble with this tulip.


But it's looking OK. Not the best but a good learning experience.



A favorite cardinal.


An epic fail. Let's just call this one a "primitive."


Always a bit of a mess.


But at the end of the day...


No complaints!

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42 comments:

Jean R. said...

Boy, are you two prolific art campers! Love all the things you produce and 'play' with. I can almost smell the lake and country air just by visiting your blog and that makes me happy with memories of painting on my folk's cottage porch.

Sandra Cox said...

Happy Birthday, Jeanie.
I left BDay wishes at my blog.
Hugs

Mac n' Janet said...

Nice work!

Joanne Huffman said...

Great art! I'm having a little bit of a solitary art camp for myself this week-end (still no weight bearing on right leg, but increased mobility with practice on the knee roller). I love your watercolors.

Lynne said...

Art Camp Delight . . .
Birthday time . . . looks happy . . .
Love your WC Dog and Cardinal . . . you have the touch!
I liked the “Sheep Chub” too . . .
Is your friend having calendars printed . . .

Sandi said...

Art camp for grown-ups? This is a revelation!

Barb said...

Nice to catch up with you and see your smiling face plus all the art, Jeanie. Happy Birthday!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Art Camp sounds like great fun!! I really enjoy seeing the variety of things you paint.

Valerie-Jael said...

You have both made wonderful art at camp. Glad you are enjoying your birthday season. Love that sheep, it looks so cuddly. Hugs, Valerie

Susie said...

Jeanie, All the art work was so nice and I just know it was a fun time. I will say the last photo was a beautiful work of art. :) I am enjoying seeing your art pieces. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

William Kendall said...

The kitty bookmark is quite a sight to see!

Nikki-ann said...

Art Camp looks and sounds like fun. I'm loving your bookmarks :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love all the artwork. The german shepherd is beautiful. I like the cute sheep too. Pretty photo of you, keep the birthday celebration going. It is fun. The corn salad looks yummy. Happy weekend to you!

DUTA said...

Art at its best! I love it all, inclusive the beautiful, talented ladies doing it.

Kitty said...

I love your art work and I love you.

Barbara Windle said...

I just love all the art and sunsets. The salad looks scrummy too.

My name is Erika. said...

Happy belated birthday. You have really made some wonderful art, especially those wine bottles. You even got the sheen of the glass. You are really enjoying your summer I can tell by the joy in your post. Happy weekend.Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy birthday again. I left a b'day wish on Sandra's blog, too.

You and Kate had a fabulous time, I can tell. I painted some fabric today, but it was a horrible fail. Live and learn, though. You seem to have been more prolific than me. I LOVE your watercolor paintings and the photos you share of them, too.

Sami said...

Happy belated birthday Jeanie, you certainly had a marvelous day.
The bookmarkers are so pretty, and the dog, and the Montmartre...very talented lady!

Paulita said...

What an opportunity to really focus on your art. Those bookmarks are so amazing. What a great idea to insert something you love into the books you love. Maybe I need an author camp to get me to focus.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning JEANIE!

How great it is to visit you again; I've been juggling a few things lately not being able to visit. I AM IN LOVE with your work. The therapist's dog, the cardinal, MONTEMARTE! I love both versions, but I've always been a pen and ink, black and white admirer of Paris,so your original is quite lovely as well!

Oh Jeanie, my lakeside summer is coming to an end in two weeks. Back to the classroom for preparations, then school opens the day after Labor Day. It was a great summer, and your posts always keep me in tune with the lakeside fun of living in the upper midwest. CHEERS!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Wow! So productive!!!!! My favorite might be the Montmartre....Who puts on the Art Camp? And thanks for sharing the shops, very inspiring!! I think you celebrate each and every day but happy special celebration for your Birthday!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Celebrating more than once is always fun. I just love your artistic style. I have to say that the wooly sheep is maybe my favorite one, although all are fabulous.

La Table De Nana said...

Applause! Super impressed with your art!
Bravo smitten w/ the sailbaots and Montmartre!
Happy Birthday!! Lots of bdays in August..Marie's is tomorrow..many in our family..my dear frined Nancy..A good Birthday month! Have a great yr !

Running on empty said...

Good paintings, I like the bookmarks, the Paris scene and the dog best.

Running on empty said...

I forgot, happy Birthday!

shoreacres said...

Happy Birthday, one day late! Here's how it goes: Step 1: Find out birthday date Step 2: Record date in special book Step 3: Remember to check special book for the month's birthdays.

Oooooops! That third step can trip a girl up!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jeanie, looks like the beginning of the day would hold no complaints either! Happy Birthday and your "failures" (your words, not mine) look like Picassos next to what I could do..Happy Sunday..xxoJudy

Pamela said...

I love your art camp and want to be a camper too!

Jeanne Washburn said...

What a magical experience. Love your watercolors!

Pom Pom said...

Art Camp at the lake! Perfect!

Marilyn Miller said...

No, I wouldn't be complaining either. What a special time to just play and do art, plus add on the celebration of your birthday. Love, love the bookmarks too.

Victoria Zigler said...

Happy birthday!

Glad you're having such fun at art camp. :)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Jeanie,
I hope you had a fabulous Birthday! You are such an inspiration to me with your wonderful, warm and genuine spirit and classy style. My Birthday is this month too...getting older and wiser is great isn't it!
Love this art and once again how I would enjoy having you as my neighbor!
Happy Birthday Hugs,
Jemma

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

You're so talented. I'm so glad you enjoyed art camp and I enjoyed going with you!

BB said...

Thanks for the link to Susan's Corn Salad recipe. It looks delicious.

The sailboats water color is charming.

You deserve two birthday celebrations! Yes, you DO!!

Decor To Adore said...

I want that corn salad!!! Boy that looks good. I hope to make it to Hobby Lobby today to get a custom mat ordered for your painting. School starts on Wednesday so it is a flurry of activity.

I need orange said...

Love the way you make time and space for art.

The world would be a better place if more people followed your example. :-)

Joyful said...

I love all the paintings Jeanie. Such happy colours. That studio is to die for....drool.

Tracy said...

Sooo much BEAUTY and FUN! Love seeing what you & Kate have been playing with! Your paintings are wonderful! Love that one with the Pairs wine bottles! And your bookmarks are sooo charming--so pretty and sweet!! That corn salad looks delicious...mmm... So glad you've been having many happy summer days, Jeanie! :) ((HUGS))

Iris Flavia said...

Love especially the bookmarks - you´re a great artist :-)

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, that sunset is soooo pretty, Jeanie. The post cards are all delightful, but there's just something about the Cardinal that gets to me. The kitchen store looks charming, and these are the places that I'm really drawn to. Yummy corn salad - that looks like feta cheese perhaps?

You look fantastic at 67, Jeanie, and your smile says it all. : )

~Sheri

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