Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"Mostly Sky"

This is Anna's most recent painting from life, "Mostly Sky". It was inspired by the view from our back "sunroom" looking west at our neighbor's red barn.



Notes:
I worked with the miniature horses and Phantom yesterday using an obstacle course and a balloon. Phantom was, of course, terrified of the balloon. Chiron was a little afraid, and kept his distance. By the time I finished with Roxie, I had popped the balloon (accidentally) on her back and she didn't even flinch. She worries me, though, as her eye looks cloudy and I'll have to call the vet today.

Lauren quote: "Accidentals (music term for those of us ordinary folks) are on purpose."

Story from my brother-in-law: His two daughters, my nieces were fighting over their cat. Thinking to be a wise and knowing parent, he took Solomon's example from the Bible: "Okay, I am going to take my knife and cut the cat in two and give you each a part." My youngest niece, a quick one, immediately said, "I get the head!" I'm a little worried about that child.

One black bantam hid in a tree last night, not returning to the coop. I suppose she'd probably fair as well in the tree, as the coop needs a lot of work, and bantams are known to survive well in barn lofts and the like. In fact, I've heard of farms becoming over-run with hundreds of them. I did find her though and returned her to her coop.

10 comments:

David Cranmer said...

I love art and am very impressed with "Mostly Sky". How long did it take Anna to paint that?

whitetr6 said...

Another beautiful painting from Anna. Thanks for posting it.

Lauren is "sharp" :-)

Junosmom said...

Thank you, David. It took several months, though she's working on other pieces at the same time.

Thank you, also, Mark. Lauren laughed at your comment and said thanks!

debra said...

It's a lovely painting, Cathy. It really has taken Anna her whole life to paint it----as an artist she brings all of her experiences to this moment in time.

When #1 daughter's horse was alive, Much time was spent acclimating him to new things---each one a challenge to him. Then a leaf would cross his path: a BIG. Scary. Leaf.

Lauren said...

That is an amazing painting! What great talent.

Kristen Painter said...

Wow. Really beautiful!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Love the painting. If that's your view, can I come visit?

Kristina said...

I saw that painting. And it is beautiful. I was wondering if she'd done it from RL/ or a photo. We really enjoyed our time there, and the boys haven't stopped talking about it. Thanks!

Junosmom said...

Debra, that's funny. Phantom is aptly named - he's afraid of his own ghost.

Thank you, Lauren and Kristen. I think she gets the artistic genes from my mother-in-law.

Janie - absolutely, I expect a visit someday during all your travels.

Kristina - we enjoyed the time as well, we need to visit again soon.

Brother Tobias said...

Gosh, that is a beauty of a painting. And of a view.

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