Kiawah waterway painting (in progress)

I had some really productive time at my easel (kitchen island) this afternoon.

I finished up tonight around now 9:30 pm, got the four kiddos ready for bed, then tucked them in.  Ten minutes later, my eleven year old crawled into bed with me "to practice her Spanish".  But what she really wanted was to ask me if she could have her own blog/website.  She writes remarkable little stories and thinks they should be online.  It's amazing to me how different kids are now.  Outlets for so many things and the ability to explore the world from a chair.

I think at age eleven, my biggest concern was having enough Aqua Net to get my hair really big.  My dad limited me to one can a week and I thought that was really pretty mean of him.  After all, it was only $.97.  Later on I understood the real reason he limited me.  It seems that there was Aqua Net caked on the wall behind where I sprayed and my dad was afraid my curling iron and all that hairspray might combust and burn the house down.  Seems very reasonable now.

Anyhow, my 80's hair drama aside, below is what I did today and some in progress photos...

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hour one...initial sketch, then separation of land, sky and water...

hour two...

hour two...

hour three...

hour three...

Where I stopped tonight.  Here is my new piece up against the piece I finished last week.  It is a good deal bigger....and apparently, my cloud wants to be a bald eagle (or something).  Pretty funny that clouds make shapes in the sky and on canvas as well...

Where I stopped tonight.  Here is my new piece up against the piece I finished last week.  It is a good deal bigger....and apparently, my cloud wants to be a bald eagle (or something).  Pretty funny that clouds make shapes in the sky and on canvas as well...

I'll have more for you to see tomorrow evening!  Buenos noches!