Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It's Growing on Me

I've spent some time this morning, playing with this, and I must admit I am liking it - or maybe I just like playing with the colors like a jigsaw puzzle.
It wasn't raining when I started, and I thought I could do some painting, and then have some play time with Bruno. But it's really coming down, so I'll probably just take him for a walk. And definitely visit the hardware store to pick up some electric fencing. His Imperial Nooginess has seen fit to start chewing on the fences with a vengeance. He hadn't been bad until this last winter, when he decided to take up professional wood-chewing. ACK!! So I'll have to re-do the topline of the fence to discourage him.

The culprit yesterday, in the glorious sunshine. He loved being without a blanket, and had a good roll  on the ground. Life is GOOD!

I also took some photos of this old house, not far from where I live. I find it fascinating; it's so wonderfully decrepit. People still live on the property, if not in the house itself, though I do see lights inside at night. I think it would make a great "haunted house" painting.


  1. This flower bud is already looking beautiful! I also think that the house is made for a spooky painting! We don't have rain at the moment - the snow has arrived instead. It's also incredibly cold! My poor chickens are feeling it. Lots of warm porridge for them :0)

  2. That house really looks spooky, would indeed be an ideal setting for a horror movie, but you are right...it is very interesting. I am glad you start liking the painting. We told you!! It looks so good and I just love that background!
    What is the reason for a horse to start chewing the wooden fence? Do you think he feels closed in ? Or is it something about his teeth? xx

  3. This is a funny post, Kathryn!! I hope your neighbors don't decide to read your blog!!! LOL Your painting is wonderful so far!! I knew you'd figure it out..I look forward to seeing this one finished.

  4. Oh gosh - we love your painting so much. I can tell you are having a good time with it. I see it in every color!
    My home is old farm house- I think its haunted sometimes, cause things keep breaking.
    It does not look haunted right now- but it used to.
    Our donkeys used to chew the fences and all the wood they could find!

  5. looks like a very good start katharyn !

  6. I love the colors in the leaves -- they scream spring! Harmonious and vivid, very cheerful.