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The Blood Red House on Belmont Ave

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The end result wasn't all that bad. It was a fun one to mess with, I brought out all I could to keep it interesting for both me and the viewer. I think one needs to look at the surface of those red walls closely in order to get the full enjoyment of this painting of the Blood Red House on the streets of Charlottesville.

The Blood Red House on Belmont Ave

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The summer painting season got off with a blast of painting outdoors. I set up the very day after being released from work obligations. It was a very cool breezy day when I set up my outdoor easel and got to work under the shade of a street tree. It became a desirable place and time to paint. I worked in the morning and enjoyed the weather, I felt like the day was made by God for me and me alone. It was perfect to work outdoors in and I did so. The resulting painting wasn't the best of all my efforts but it was ok. I was asked to do one by the owner of this house that actually did catch my attention due to it's wonderfully designed and built porch on the front of this corner house. It's very typical of those Civil War era homes that saw it's children and husband go off to the War from it's porches, and so I felt drawn to it in some odd but strong way. And so I set up and painted it.

Melony the Rabbit

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It's only once in a loog while that I will find myself on a farm but today was one of those times: we visited the Hey family farm out in Stoney Point. We had a really great visit, we first of all were greeted by a really nice couple and their son. Then we got the royal tour, followed by some animal touch and feeling, which was just great. This particular rabbit is named Melony and she is Richie's delight and also of interest to one of our students as well. During our time all of us got a chance to be with this delightful creature named Melony. Sure it was balzing hot but we stood under a shade tree and we dealt with it. After our tour we had a great brownbag lunch then after those refresting moments we gathered our belongings and headed back to school for a half-day well done.
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This was the site from my neighbor's yard this past spring, and it was a pure delight to behold. I enjoyed the mild weather and the beauty around us this time.

Time Will Arrive

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Just preparing to enter the painting season in not more than fourteen days or so. I hope the weather holds up and that it's not too humid and hot at the same time. Oh well nothing much one can do about that anyway, it sort of comes with the territory now a days.