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Saturday, October 8, 2011

I Entered Two Paintings Into The Calistoga Art Center Show

On Friday I went to the Chateau Montelena Winery on Tubbs Lane in Calistoga where they have their tasting room in this awesome old castle. I fell in love with these spires and had to stand on stairs to see it to paint. (We were supposed to only position ourselves down below by the parking lot, which was a lovely spot of lake, swan, bridges, pagodas, and vineyards...but I wanted to paint the castle!!! So I snuck up there and did this. Just the spires in the middle and one window. I called it
"Rapunzel"

Today I woke up in one of the little cottages to the side of this main house of the Hideaway Cottages on Fairway Street in Calistoga. I enjoyed sitting in the morning sun, we were blessed with beautiful sunny days after the rains we had the days before!!! That's a pomegranate tree in front.

These will be hanging for sale at the art show tomorrow. I have to go back to pick them up after the show. It will be fun to see what all the other artists did. They were all so good; and I started to feel very intimidated the first day seeing what they were doing...but then kept hearing all your words of support and decided someone had to be a beginner in this group and I was fine that that is me!

12 comments:

  1. I LOVE what you picked to draw and paint. These turned out really great. How did you sneak up to draw that castle?? it had to take awhile to do that. :) I am proud of you for going for something you wanted to do even if it took you out of your comfort zone. You learn from these things. Lets see how much you learn and grow & improve by for next year! :))

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  2. Man...you are amazing with these houses/castles/architecture paintings! I love the paint and ink.

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  3. You have absolutely no reason to feel intimidated, because you are very talented and your work is beautiful!

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  4. Don't feel intimidated, your work is your style and you capture what you feel and see, there that moment in time and you do a great job of it too. What a lovely place to stay as well.

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  5. Your drawings are good Lynn. Don't feel intimidated by all that you see. Your style is yours and your work is good. Love the castle and the cottage looks so inviting.

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  6. Good for you!! wonderful paintings and you just keep learning, it's great to watch

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  7. i think sometimes it is so good to put oneself out there with others you think are better. stretching. and maybe it isnt true anyway. esp love the little house. so cute.

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  8. Good luck with the sale ....i'm sure you will do really well ...i like your style .....x

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  9. sweet!! You're an inpsiration :)

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  10. Believe me when I say it is all your support and encourgement along the way that pushes me to try more, do more, and over come my anxities and fears so I can create. Sometimes it's harder than others to turn off that little negative voice in my head that says "Who do you think you are?"; but then I hear YOUR VOICES and I say "Go for it!" And I'm glad I do as it makes life more exciting and fullfilling. I know this is a new learning curve for me...and I intend to keep learning and growing. And I am so lucky to have so many of you by my side as I do this. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for all your wonderful comments. I'm glad you like what I do too!!!!

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  11. Lovely paintings Lynn!
    ope they get sold♥

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Thanks for leaving your comments as I love hearing from you. Your words of encouragement are why I continue to draw!