Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pink magnolias

Have I ever mentioned how much I love magnolias? I have been painting quite a few lately - this one I painted on Monday and Tuesday of this week - I am trying to finish at least one painting a week. I also did some sketching for the Sketchbook challenge and the Strathmore Visual Journal class - hope to post those tomorrow. I also did a canvas/paint/paper project for Gecko Galz - see sneak peek below - but can't show it until February as it will be used for a technique tutorial on their website.

It's been a good week also in the financial area - no spending except necessities, and I got some super movies and books at the library - Eclipse; Eat,Pray.Love; The Girl who played with Fire - woot woot!!!
I stopped by Books a Million to look at magazines and also to jot down names of new books to look for - I saw their "Book Club" display at the front of the store and wrote down the titles - I picked up The Maze Runner by James Dashner at the library - it's very good - not superb like the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins but good - somewhat similar in its view of the world. Check it out!
I put reserves in for some of the other books that looked interesting.
Hope you are having a good week and thanks for reading.
I will be back soon with some peeks into my sketchbook and also to show you the painting that will be in a show this next weekend at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.


kim c said...

Good Lord, I'm going to have to stop reading your blog. I'm feeling guilty for slacking off in the creative department. You've been a busy bee! And your magnolias are beautiful.

I was a little disappointed in Plays with Fire. Probably because Dragon was so good. We saw True Grit this week, and I wasn't disappointed. I love the Coen bros., Bridges, and westerns. As a matter of fact, my hubs' new nick name is Rooster. Take care, Chris.

deana said...

My sister said The Girl Who Played With Fire was a great book. She also read Eat, Pray, Love & loved that one too. If I had time, I'd download them, but creating comes first for me! :-)

Love the sneaks. Hope you have a great weekend!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I want to read and see Eat Pray Love.... let me know what you think about it!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee that painting and the sneak...and soooooooooooooo excited about your show next weekend! That is AMAZING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jeanet said...

Love your magnolias Chris, beautiful! I've seen eat,pray,lovce and I loved it.
Your sneak looks so great!Have a wonderful sunday!

Anonymous said...

I wish I had the peace of mind to start reading again. I used to read just about everything I could lay my hands on, but I haven't really read a book in quite some time now... I love your painting and I love magnolia's! It means "springtime" to me - I have to wait a few months to see them blossom in Holland.

McMGrad89 said...

You are so talented, Chris. I love that painting.

Sounds like a good week. I never know what to read. You gave a good list.

Hanneke said...

Love what I see!!! beautiful painting!!
I started reading Eat Pray Love, love the first part Eat, but I stuck at Pray don't know why but I just couldn't get through it (it's been a while and I am planning to take the book on our summervacation and try again)

EverydayMe said...

beautiful... and loving the sneaks...
{{hugs}} Michelle