Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Postcards from the Lake: Keeping Creative!

Up-North is my creative place. It's easier for me to write, to paint, to do just about anything.  This summer has been no exception. Someone told me when I posted the photo of the house from Martha's Vineyard, I should show a little more of my art. Be careful what you ask for!



As you might guess, Lizzie is one of my favorite subjects!


Some work out better than others.


Below is my friend Kate's cat Zeke. Earlier I showed you this one... it has a wonky eye. This was my re-do. And it's still not right. I'll be doing this one again.


This pink poppy was from a photo I took in Giverny.


This summer butterfly was from a photo taken last summer. I confess, the sunflower isn't the best.


Last year I did a birthday card for Rick similar to this one, which is for a friend who lives and cycles in Colorado.


Birds? Sure! Gotta love the chickadee!


As I've been remembering Paris for the Paris in July series, I thought I'd do one of  the view from my friend Jerry's old apartment. (We both still wish he lived there!)


And finally, another Paris shot -- the cafe where Rick and I enjoyed a delightful meal out in Paris. I'm not totally happy with this one... but it does have the feel.


Oops. I need to put in the name of the cafe! Ah well, c'est la vie!

Sharing with:   Let's Keep in Touch     /     Pink Saturday    /     Love Your Creativity    

46 comments:

Sandra Cox said...

Beautiful. I especially love the Paris postcards.

Linda Sue said...

absolutely WONDERFUL!!! The lake agrees!!! Beautiful paintings!

Prims By The Water said...

What a fun subject matter. Lizzie is adorable in art as well as in life. Janice

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

I so envy you your cottage get-away! Perfect place for art, writing and spoiling kitties.

anno said...

Gorgeous colors! And I really like your use of line (especially in the butterfly and the view from your friend Jerry's apartment). These are a great treat -- looking forward to seeing more. Looks like the lake is good for your spirit...

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Lovely, Jeanie! Did you take lessons in watercolour? Or are you self-taught? I've never tried, but my sister is incredibly talented and has used many mediums. -Jenn

Rustic Pumpkin said...

You are so talented! I especially like Zeke, and the last painting of the Parisian café.

Deb in Wales

Iris Flavia said...

I love your art! It appears so "light", so easy, as if just thrown in, but with exact beauty.
The glasses, the bottle, the way you present the hair, the architecture, nature, Lizzie, of course.
Oh, I´d start at zero again.
Thank you for showing yours!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jeanie,

You are talented. I love Lizzie, the poppy, the flower with the butterfly and the chickadee! Beautiful Paris scenes and the cyclist is great. They are all beautiful, very creative. Have a great day!

Laurie said...

I wish I could give a better comment but my eyes won’t let me see, but by reading the comments I know your work is beautiful! Enjoy your day!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

You are nothing if not prolific, Jeanie. As you might imagine I choose the chickadee as my favourite, but your impressions of Paris have a very Parisian kind of touch to them. As this pandemic continues to drag on, I am starting to wonde if we will ever see Paris again.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I finally got back online late last night and was treated to these incredible works of art this morning. I love them all, but the Paris scene and the cats are my favorites.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Lizzie and flowers would be my constant subject if I were you - both make me smile. I do love your watercolors! Happy Wednesday!

Pamela said...

I love your pictures! Especially the ones of Lizzie.

DUTA said...

God loves you. He has given you many gifts: beauty, intelligence, kindness and creativity.
I love all your pictures; my favorite, however, is the bicycle rider.
Keep up the creative work!

Joanne Huffman said...

I absolutely love seeing your art!

Linda said...

Love how you work out your creativity in so many ways.

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, I always enjoy your art. I do love the Paris cafe scene. Happy Wednesday!

Silver in AZ said...

Your artistic talent never ceases to amaze me, Jeanie!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I love these paintings. They are lovely, and I can see you enjoyed making them. I hope you will continue to include more on your blog in future posts.

Mae Travels said...

Your watercolor technique is really impressive! You exploit the “water”look for such transparent effects. shows a steady hand.

be well...mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Sandra Cox said...

That Lizzie, such a purrfect model:)

Pom Pom said...

Oh, I LOVE the Paris paintings!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Jeanie, I so enjoy seeing your talent on display here! I really love the Parisian Cafe that is last! So much detail in that beauty.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

So colorful, so fun, it's like they are just flowing from youi! My favorite is the scene from where you went out to eat! You have brought Paris back to me!

My name is Erika. said...

Such fun paintings Jeanie. Do you think you are more productive because you are away and feel less tied to a calendar? I enjoyed seeing your art. Hugs-Erika

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Beautiful, Jeanie! How wonderful to be painting at the lake!

Sandra at Maison De Jardin said...

Jeanie, I love your art. The one of dear Lizzie with her head tilted is adorable. And Zeke appears to have such a sweet personality. The chickadee is perfect and the Paris apartment view certainly invites me to visit.

Happy day to you, I hope it is cool at the lake. Enjoy!

Victoria Zigler said...

I'm glad you're able to be creative. It's good for the soul, especially in times like now.

The French Hutch said...

I always love seeing your art too Jeanie. The lake seems the perfect place to paint, relaxed and no distractions! Enjoy..........

Sandra Cox said...

You did a wonderful job on that precious chickadee.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jeanie, what a perfect place for creativity. Love all your paintings. Little momentos from time well spent..Stay well.xxoJudy

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Jeanie, your art is absolutely stunning! I love them all. You have continued to grow with your art and the results are beautiful!
Hope this note finds you well.
Blessings,
Penny

Carola Bartz said...

I love your watercolors, especially the Paris ones (by the way, your link from Tamara's post links to your post about seagulls at the lake, but not a Paris in July post). The poppy is spectacular, it looks like a "Lauren's grape".

R's Rue said...

❤️

La Table De Nana said...

Your painting talents are so varied..from people to pets to flora ..fauna and architecture..good for you..I'm really loving the Paris ones♥

Tamara said...

Gosh your work is fun, colourful & joyful. Your paris scenes are tres parisienne! Id hang any of these... unique and yet truly identifiable.. and reflective of happier times

Anca said...

These are gorgeous. I love the pink poppy and the cats.

Sylvia said...

Jeanie, Beautiful watercolors! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks jeanie for showing us what is your happy place -- your art. I can understand that you feel more creative at the cottage and the Paris watercolors were my faves.

Tammie Lee said...

I enjoy seeing your art too. These are charming and fun, because they are full of your memories and life.

thepaintedapron.com said...

What a treat to see a round up of your paintings Jeanie! You capture Lizzy beautifully! I especially love the butterfly one too, and the Paris window. I want to draw and paint more cityscapes and cafes, I love the challenge of breaking down a complex scene into a paintable version...you have inspired me to get back to it! 🎨😘
Jenna

Red Rose Alley said...

These art pieces are fantastic! I can't pick a favorite, I really like them all. But that Pink bloom speaks to me. : )

~Sheri

Nikki - Notes of Life said...

I'm loving your paintings. They're wonderful! :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I can see why you are most creative up at the lake! Life moves more slowly up there and there are fewer distractions. I love all the art you shared, especially the Paris ones of course!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely art, lovely paintings.

I was trying to choose a favourite, but gave up.
They are all my favourite!

All the best Jan

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