Saturday, December 31, 2005

Stone age or sunrise? You be the judge!




Okay my friends, here goes! One of my resolutions is to share more of my art projects with others. I am such an overachiever, I am doing this on Dec. 31st! I call this one "Running At Sunrise on Brown's Road". Hopefully no bad guys are reading this blog and decide to stalk me on this beautiful rural road. But if they do, I am ready with my mace!

Now back to my painting.I really like how I captured the orange with the blue sky and I also meant for the forground to be shades of black, because that is what the ground really looks like when you are running at sunrise on a crisp winter morning. But I realized the trees do not really look like that. The oak tree needs more thin branches branching out and the pine branches grow more up not out like I showed them. I can fix the oak tree's branches, but oh well on the pine tree. My husband doesn't like the blackness of the ground. My older son loves this painting, he even published it on his music blog. I was so touched! Although I had a fleeting thought that maybe he liked so much because his dad didn't, you know how the son-stepdad relationship can be.

I have realized my blog has hardly mentioned running or chocolate lately. Well, I have been running about 20-25 miles per week, but my right hip flexor is sore so I am not going overboard. I am stretching a lot and working out the lactic acid build up. With regards to chocolate, I have been basically mainlining the junk since Christmas. Being home all week stealing the kids' candy from their stockings has been fun, but I am definitely ready for the routine and regularity work brings to my life. Ask me if I still feel that way on Thursday of next week!! Above is a photo of my running club before our Christmas breakfast celebration. We have just finished our Sat. morning run and the photographer's wife was slaving away making us some awesome french toast and bacon while we were running. I couldn't figure how to make the photo be down here at the bottom. I am the one dressed like Mrs. Claus. It was soooo totally great! Tomorrow we are meeting to run at 8:00am to celebrate the new year. I am not sure what to wear! I'll try to remember my camera!

6 comments:

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

I like the moon the most. And I agree about the dark ground, especially when there is alot of light in the sky still. Your eyes can't adjust and all you see are dark shadows. I like the blackness of the tree sillouettes. Very nice. :)

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

I love the painting! I need to get back to painting. Haven't done it in years. I still sketch now and then, but its been mostly cartoony stuff.

CJ said...

Great painting. I am jealous of anyone who is artistic because I'm not. My mother and sister are really good at art and craft but I suck. Anyway looking forward to seeing more of your art.

I am also trying to cut back on junk as i overdid it from Christmas through to new year! It has been lots of salads and fruit the last couple of days and I am feeling better for it.

Susan said...

Wow, what a beautiful painting!! Happy new year.

susie said...

What a happy running group...and it is a lovely painting. And what a compliment from your son.

David said...

I love your horns, I mean antlers.