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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Oh How I Love Summer

"El Jardin" 24"x48" Acrylic on wood panel



Oh, my friends, I have been transported to a heavenly place. Oregon when the sun comes out. When the garden is in full promise. My world is sleeping late, arugula, beet greens, cherries, rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries, spinach, fava beans, tomatoes (just starting) and the last of the sugar peas. Roses, daisies, poppies, violets, gardenias. And paint. I finished up this painting last night after sending off my part of the manuscript to Stephanie and after searching online for hours for a place to park myself and my art supplies next February in San Miguel Allende.

Speaking of which: I know you guys out there are a resourceful bunch - do any of you own or know of a 2 bedroom house in SMA that you want to rent out for the month of February? Or are you friends of friends who own such a house? Long shot for sure; just thought I'd throw it out there. John and I are fastidious renters, quiet, non-smokers, merely a tipple of margaritaville as the sun goes down.

Okay, who wants to read all this blah blah blah? I'll have more photos next time. Just wanted you to know I'm still here, still painting, still in love with life and all of the earthly wonders. xo

27 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...

I LOVE summer, too, and I just love your descriptive garden full of summer!

Julie Prichard said...

Summertime.....love it too.

Gorgeous painting, Judy!

Rebecca Anthony said...

This painting says "Free Spirit" to me, beautiful!!!

Clare Wassermann said...

wonderful - middle England feels the same. Doesn't it all make you so glad xx

Michele Fauss said...

This painting is beautiful, I love it!

Kim Henkel said...

I LOVE your new painting - very beautiful! Sorry I can't be of any help finding the house for February.

Pamela Holderman said...

lovin' the summer weather too - no complaining about it being too hot. This painting is beautiful - do I detect a little Jesse Reno technique in the painting out parts?

Jill K. Berry said...

Gorgeous painting Judy. How I wish I had a house in SMA, but alas, no. Glad you are having such a wonderful summer.

rebecca said...

in town or out of town???

xoxoxoxox,
rebecca

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Beautiful art...beautiful garden.

happy day!

Leslie said...

Loving your life Ms Judy!

Ruth Armitage said...

Hi Judy! Lovely painting :) I have a friend with a house in SMA... not sure if she rents it out but it is worth a shot... email me & I'll reply with her phone #. xo Ruth

Julie Fillo said...

Judy,
This painting perfectly represents summer! It's absolutely lovely. It's also nice to hear you so happy. Sunny days come, don't they?

Julie

Tanja Z. said...

OMG, SMA for 1 month! sounds like heaven...I can't help with the housing, but I wish you good luck...and I hope we will read a lot about creative adventures there :)

Nic Hohn said...

So glad life is good for you at the moment..

Ro Bruhn said...

Wow Judy you can see life's good from your beautiful painting, so light and joyous.

Kim Mailhot said...

This painting is so beautiful, Judy !
Ain't the summer just grand ? Keep on loving it.
Hugs !

oneartistjournal said...

Earthly wonders indeed but a heavenly painting..yumminess all around...
XOXOrly

teresa stieben said...

This painting dances with delight. Hugs!

dosfishes said...

Beautiful organic flowing colors, I want to lie down in that summer scene.

Christine said...

Judy, I love your painting!

Laura said...

Beautiful painting! I find myself coming back to just look at it again! I find you such an inspiration!

maddie said...

well not quite the same but
if you ever wish to trade your
home for a little time for mine
in crescent beach (near vancouver)
i would be thrilled as a bees knee

your painting is delicious and vivacious and visiting you is always
immeasurable pleasure

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Judy,

We have friends who moved from Cambria, California to San Miguel de Allende. When my husband gets home I'll ask him for their e-mail address. They have lived there for a few years and I am sure they'll have a lead.

Foggy in Maine, but lovely.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Judy Wise said...

hey, thanks everyone for the help with the house. I have my place secured now and you are the BEST!!

Lynn said...

I'm glad you checked in, as I checked in to see how you are doing! Love the painting!!! Good luck in finding the perfect place for Feb.

Pat said...

Painting is soooo beautiful!