Sunday, July 17, 2011

Less than a month until the wedding!

Our son and his fiance are getting married this summer. Last week, on Lisa's birthday, I realized it is less than a month until the wedding. In that it is taking place here on the farm we still have things to whip into shape.
James has been continuing his painting a day and I need to post a few he has finished since my last post:

" Three Garlic " 14"x7" , acrylic on panel $125.00
" Strawberries and Cream," 8"x8", Acrylic on panel ,$125.00
"Study in Green," 8 x 8, acrylic on panel, $100.00
"Iris and Poppies," 7"x 8", oil on panel, $125.00
"Chik-a-dee,"  8"x 8", acrylic on panel ,$125.00, SOLD
" One Old Chair,"  5" x 7" , oil on panel , $125.00
We are still ever so busy with not only Saturday's Farmers' Market, but also Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 - 6:30. This week's Wed was kindly cooler. Saturday we had about everything but snow at the market: chilly breezes, rain, heat ...  you name it!
James has begun harvesting his garlic, hence the painting. We've been selling fresh at the market, along with my baking, tea cozies, cards of James' paintings, and on ....
Hope you are enjoying your summer too.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Blissfully a little cooler

I don't want to be a wimp but I'm so pleased it has cooled down a wee bit.
We had a great market yesterday. Tourists are starting to move around and, after our very slow start this spring, it was nearly like a normal Farmers Market day.
Here are some more of James McDowell's paintings:

"Squash", 6" x 7", oil on canvas. $100.00.
I think it's a Buttercup Squash looking good enough to eat.
This is last summer's squash: this year's are still wee tiny, those that have even blossomed. This is such a slow gardening year.

"Cranbrook Appaloosa," 12 x14, acrylic on canvas, $125.00. SOLD

This little horse was often seen at the first rest area east of Cranbrook, heading to Alberta. James just had to paint him.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Busy days: even busy nights

James calls this painting "Strawberry Harvest." It is oil on panel, 7" x 8", and priced at $100.00. SOLD
James has been inspired by a group of "Daily Painters" who try to paint one small painting every day. It's a challenge with all the other summer chores of gardens, Farmers Markets, and the like.
This is today's painting:

"Tomatoes for Lunch" is acrylic on panel, 8" x 8", acrylic on panel, and also priced at $100.00. SOLD