Saturday, August 17, 2019

Postcards from the Lake: More Painting Time!

My annual summer goal is to catch up on painting. It seems like I don't make the time I should for it at home, but at the lake, it just falls into place! Here are a few new things and more to come. My sale is the first weekend in November and I'm hoping to update my Gypsy Caravan before that!


The painting above is from a photo I used in my Cleveland post from the Toledo Beach Marina.


Not long ago I saw a drawing of Paris that I liked. My version looks practically nothing like the drawing, which was very dark and I'm not sure I like this one. But it's something to continue work on. And the painting IS more loose than my usual, tighter and detailed style and I'm trying to work on that, so I'll just keep at it.


You saw a version of the above that I did as a pet sympathy card. Here's a 5x7 version. A few more flowers, better work of the background.


Here's a fellow you should recognize! My second Harry painting. The water actually was quite blue in the photo but I think it looks a little more magical here.


And I leave you with The Little Nipper! That's my girl!

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52 comments:

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Wow...what wonderful work you do! I am so impressed with all you bloggers who have so much talent in painting. What a lucky girl you are to have such a gift.

Susie said...

Jeanie, Maybe you are just more relaxed at the lake. I like the idea of you painting while you enjoy the quieter lifestyle. Pretty colors. Love your Harry painting. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful paintings. The Paris one is my fave, it's so Paris! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, I love all of them. You are so talented and creative. Have a wonderful weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Jeanie!

All your painting are lovely, it is hard to pick a favorite. I do love the heron and your kitty. Paris is beautiful too. Well done, you are talented.

Happy weekend to you!

Sandi said...

I like the white cat on the dark blue background.

Linda d said...

Lovely Jeanie. I like them all but especially like the second. It activates my wanderlust.

William Kendall said...

The Little Nipper is my favourite!

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

You sure handle watercolors well! I always found them frustrating. Love your cats and Harry, especially.

DUTA said...

You've got talent, that's for sure.
The Paris picture is definitely one to be remembered.

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

You sure have mastered watercolors. I especially love your cats and how the cottage always inspires your creativity.

Latane Barton said...

I love your Paris painting... Paris is my favorite city in the whole wide world and I have been there twice so I especially enjoyed your rendition of it.

Thelma said...

Jeanie I love all your paintings. The first one with the sale boat is my favorite.
You are very talented and I like your style.

Prims By The Water said...

Great paintings! I really love Little Nipper! Janice

My name is Erika. said...

They're looking beautiful Jeanie. You have been quite productive at the lake also. If you are there I hope your weather is better than mine. Grey and damp today. ugh. But I guess needed. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

They are all gorgeous, Jeanie, but my favorite is Paris and my next favorite is Lizzie. Great paintings all.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I think you were born in the wrong place, Jeanie, perhaps even at the wrong time in history. You would have been quite at home in Paris around the 1890s, brush in hand, painting Paris life, maybe even smoking a Gitane, cursing with the best of them, hanging around with Toulouse-Lautrec and La Goulue. Now, if only you could blog about that!

Anca said...

Love seeing your paintings. They look gorgeous. The last one is my favourite, of course.

R's Rue said...

❤️

shoreacres said...

That's a nice view of Harry. You've gotten better at capturing his movement!

Joanne Huffman said...

It's always a delight to see your paintings.

shoreacres said...

Love your painting of Henry. You're getting much better at portraying his flight! (I don't know why my previous comment didn't appear, so I'm trying again!)

Sami said...

They are all so pretty Jeanie, but I'm a cat lady, so the white cat and Lizzie are my favourites :)
Have a lovely Sunday.

La Table De Nana said...

I LOVE your Paris painting to bits!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jeanie, I love them all and the Paris scene is so light and airy but you sure know what you are looking at. Harry and the Little Nipper are always a delight..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

SImple and Serene Living said...

I love these paintings. They are filled with serenity. xo Laura

Nikki-ann said...

Such beautiful paintings. I was going to ask if you made them into cards :)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love the sailboat painting!

Pamela said...

These are gorgeous! You are so talented.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I enjoyed all of your paintings! What a lovely painting of the white cat and of Lizzie!

Lowcarb team member said...

They are all wonderful paintings :)

Hope your weekend has been good, have a great new week ahead.

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

Your painting of the Little Nipper is my favorite.
Phyllis

NanaDiana said...

I love seeing your paintings,Jeanie. You are very, very talented. Personally, I love the Paris painting-even if 'being looser' is a bit challenging.
I hope you have a bright, blessed Sunday night- xo Diana

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Jeanie, I love your paintings. You have a wonderful talent that must feel more relaxed when you are at the lake. The street in Paris is wonderful! And the painting of Toledo marina is my favorite! Happy painting, my friend.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Wow - your paintings are gorgeous! Do you ever sell your work?

Iris Flavia said...

Beautiful, all of them! You´re really talented! :-)
Aw, now I´m a tad sad I did not take the picture of the Harry I saw Saturday at river Oker (he was too quick).

thepaintedapron.com said...

Yay, painting time! Lovely Jeanie, I like your Paris street scene and the cats especially! Are you having an art sale in November? Your paintings are happy and fun!
Jenna

Hena Tayeb said...

So lovely.. I especially love the pet sympathy card.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I love it when you share your paintings! I'm glad you are able to carve out time to paint at the lake! The Paris street scene is pretty!

crackercrumblife said...

Wow, I love all of your work! I especially like the painting of Little Nipper and the cat you did as a sympathy card. Nice job!

Marilyn Miller said...

I love them all. With each one I said "Oh, that's my favorite". I think the Paris street is my favorite, but all are quite wonderful.

Red Rose Alley said...

I enjoy seeing your art work each time, Jeanie. I like all of these paintings, but I think my favorite is THE CAT. It's just so pretty. And it spoke to me right away. : )

~Sheri

French Ethereal said...

Your watercolors are just gorgeous, Jeanie! I love the cards I bought last year and reluctantly gave two away with notes, of course. I kept my macaroons card to bring out every once in a while... :)

So glad you are getting to paint this summer... I just found my travel watercolor kit and small cards.

Hugs,
Barb :)

Tracy said...

LOVE your art-filled posts, Jeanie! And especially loving the nautical-theme watercolor painting at the top! That sympathy pet card is FABULOUS...very striking, and what a lovely tribute to a fur-friend. And how sweet is Miss Lizzie--you captured her really well there! :) ((HUGS))


Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Jeanie!
Enjoyed seeing your lovely artwork, you know I love your watercolors.
Life is looking wonderful, happy and very pretty!
Happy Belated Birthday,
jemma

Pom Pom said...

I love your Paris painting, Jeanie!

Bonnie said...

Love them all but especially the Paris one!

Polly said...

Hello Jeanie, your paintings are lovely. I’ve been trying to do more painting but the dollshouse keeps taking priority! I’ve also been trying to do loose but my two attempts so far ended up in the bin!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jeanie, I was thinking of you this morning when I popped my latest little watercolor into a totally unrelated post! :D Was wondering if you'd be posting some paintings, and here you are! They are so beautiful! Love how you did the white cat and The Little Nipper.

Kirsten Steen said...

Beautiful! I love the sailboat painting and of course, the Paris one! Lovely work!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for sharing your artwork, Jeanie, I enjoyed seeing them all especially the one from Paris and the first one of the sailboat.

Jennifer Richardson said...

All wonderful:) The Little Nipper is my fav - you've captured her soul:)
I can sense the joy of your gypsy caravan all the way from here.
How I love your heart:)
-Jennifer

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