Thursday, May 3, 2012

Oil Painting...


I mentioned in my posts from earlier this week that my Nana is amazingly talented.  I thought it would be fun for you to see a couple of pictures of her studio!  She has lots of goodies tucked away in there. One of the things we worked on while I was there was an oil painting. I've never done an oil painting in my life :).  Her idea was to do a picture of "One in Many" to represent my love for Patrick.  Yes, Nana is a hopeless romantic.  So...the main sunflower in the patch of sunflowers represents Pat.  He got a good laugh out of this.  

And here's the finished product...not quite dry, so she'll be mailing this to me...

And I thought it would be fun to send her a sun flower thank you card.  The layout is from this week's Retro Sketch.  I'll be using this sketch for a while.  I loved the layout!
 
 

22 comments:

  1. Wow you really did have a busy trip! Your Nan's studio is fabulous and how fun to get to try some oil painting. I love your gorgeous sunflower! :)

    And your thank you card is perfect - love those two toned sunflowers.

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  2. It's so much fun trying something new. Your oil painting turned out beautifully! Great inspiration for your card that's really beautiful as well! Glad you played RetroSketches this week!

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  3. It's so much fun trying something new. Your oil painting turned out beautifully! Great inspiration for your card that's really beautiful as well! Glad you played RetroSketches this week!

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  4. OOOH, Lynn! LOVE the sunflower painting and LOVE your Thank You card! Both GORGEOUS!

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  5. Love the beautiful yellow and gray combo. Beautifully stamped. Your painting is fun too.

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  6. so talented! And tell Pat we think he is a flower!! I like the centre of your sunflowers in the card x

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  7. So your whole family is talented! :) Such a beautiful painitng and made more meaningful with the story behind it Im sure. Love your card and the sketch!

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  8. seriously, your trip was just chock full of fun...how fabulous...LOVE your painting! So much creativity in your family!

    Awesome card...love all the sunflowers!!!

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  9. I LOVE that I am not the only one with a craftroom that isn't spotless!! Love the picture and that card...WOW!

    Julie H in MN

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  10. Great job with the painting, Lynn! And your card is stunning! This Kansas girl just LOVES those big, bold sunflowers!

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  11. How cool that you got to paint with your Nana! That will always be a precious memory for you, I'm sure. Love the idea behind your wonderful painting too.
    As for the card, I love it! I totally need to CASE this. I have this set and have not used it much, if at all.

    Best of luck to Ryan at tryouts!

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  12. Great painting and I love the card! Beautiful colors and fantastic arrangement of the flowers. Gorgeous card!

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  13. Your painting is fabulous Lynn......I love that has sunflowers! Gotta love them living in Kansas! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip and many memories made!

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  14. So beautiful Lynn..both the card and the painting! Love seeing snippets from your trip, I cherish those priceless memories! :)

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  15. Well look at you getting all arty!!! Seriously you look like a natural I the photos and what a studio too.
    Beautiful canvas and love that you carried it over to your thank you card too...I imagine it will take pride of place in your nana's studio :0)
    Jenny x

    P.S only a few more hours til our debut...exciting or what :0)

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  16. It must have been so much fun to try your hand at oil painting with your Nana! And how thoughtful of you to make such a perfect card for her--I love the arrangement of the flowers.

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing your time with your Nana. I have so enjoyed seeing your photos. Today's post is so special! Crafting talent passed from generation to generation! What a legacy.
    P.S.
    Love your oil painting!

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  18. What a special memory you made while doing the oil painting :) Love the pics! And then to send her a sunflower card...perfect!

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  19. oh, Lynn, again, these photos are just priceless ;) I can imagine the conversations...about paint, art, men...I'm sure "our" Nana has a story or more about everything :) This card is perfect for her...and LOVE the story of Pat, the sunflower :)

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  20. oh what a dream. how lovely to paint with your nana. it does look fun in there.

    adore your card, it is just so classy.

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  21. really funny painting lesson, cute painting, i like it!

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