A House Painting

Just a quick note.  It has been a very exciting week!
A broken water pipe which started to flood the basement. (from the inordinately cold weather the beginning of the week)
And of course, it is the pipe to my studio.
So I have had to haul gallon jugs out with me instead of having the convenience of a working sink.

Ah well, such is life.
My little cottage/studio is where I have spent most of the week and here is one item of many I completed.

cozy little house700

This house painting gave me fits over and over.
Many times I wanted to contact the kind lady that ordered it and tell her it was beyond my capabilities.
But I pressed on, always reminding myself that I go through that on many things I paint before it all comes together.
Then I end up loving it.
Now I want one of my own house.

This is a good sized painting, around 36 inches across.
And now that I see the results of my continued efforts (though I do have a few bald spots from yanking my hair out in frustration) I am so happy I made myself see it through.
I will share more of my creations I have been busy on later, right now I have to head up the mountain and trudge thru snow to finish cleaning a vacation home.
The busy time is here and skiers and snow bunnies will be flocking to the mountain to enjoy all this snow and that means I will be extremely busy the next few weeks keeping things neat and tidy for them. 

The plus side is it burns off all the calories I have been consuming lately.
That is always a good thing!



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  1. Lin Henderson says:

    Hi Pam, there is the most wonderful painter of houses and her name is Catherine Holman. She has been a decorative artist for many years. Her painting is almost alive. You might enjoy her work or maybe even get some inspriation for your lovely work.

  2. I do have one of her books, I do admire her work. Her cupcake paintings are so cheerful and fun too.

  3. My house! I’m so sorry about the trouble you had – I know there are many different “levels” on this house with paint colors, roof angles, etc. I absolutely love it and can’t wait for it to arrive. Thanks again, Pamela!

  4. Oh, don’t apologize at all. I am grateful that you “pushed” my creative limits and I had to force myself to grow in my abilities. If it was not for you thinking I could do it and anxiously awaiting the finished product I would not have had the self discipline to see it through. It is always that way when I take on something new, I want to throw in the towel when at first it is not a smooth journey, but I force myself to figure it out and learn new techniques as well as what will not work. So I sincerely thank you for believing in me and working with me through what ended up being a very fulfilling project.

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