Saturday, August 29, 2009

Stitching and Painting ....

A couple of photos of what I've been working on lately.... Always a bit of stitching and lately some painting with gouache. Three pieces on the go. I intend to finish one of my paintings this week...Yayyyy I am having a week off work just to stay home and play (and of course I must do a bit of housework!!!!) I finished this Klimt doll and sent her off last week to a friend overseas. She's a little bit taller than my previous Klimt Dolls and I have squared off her bottom in an effort to make her more free standing...she still needs to "lean" against something though...perhaps it was all the champagne cocktails???
This funky little owl is scooting across to the USA in a package for a lovely lady.

Arent these paints yummy colours and I just love the names...Antique Seedling, Antique Jasper Green, Antique Green Oxide. I needed more green for my latest painting...these should do nicely. Mmmmm... I will show some painting soon. Lots of sketching, but nothing finished or worth photographing yet.

It was a miserable day last Friday. Dreadful winds, torrential rain and hail and it was bitterly cold. As I came up our driveway the weather had begun to clear and there was a beautiful rainbow which ended (or appeared to end) in our was wonderful and light. I took this photo which really doesnt do the rainbow justice, but it made my day so I thought I would share it with you.
I hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend with family and friends .....
Jacky xox


Patti G. said...

Jacky, I adore your dollie and owl! Both are just fabulous and they SCREAM that you have made them! <3 Truly Jacky-fied! LOVELY!
The rainbow was a wonderful thing to view as well!
Sending weekend hugs,Patti

Belinda said...

What a beautiful rainbow Jacky, Always nice after the rain. We had our fair share of the rain and wind too I say roll on summer ;) Love your klimt doll and owl very cute. Take care Belinda

Philippa said...

Hi Jacky - so glad you loved the book on Klimt. I adored it so nice to share it without someone I thought would appreciate it. Just had my most successful photo posting in months - did the photos first and wrote around them. They still apprear in reverse order but much easier to deal with.
Have a great week playing with fabric and paint. I am starting to feel well enough to venture to the sewing room so probably means I'm well enough for work!
Take care, Philippa

martha brown said...

There is one of your super cute owls again -- did you know that I didn't really like owls until I saw yours?

sesga loves 1950s said...

Stunning Doll Jacky !she is very very pretty .Love the color you have used
You are so talented !

The rainbow is beautiful ,did you go and look for the gold ,maybe you have oil under the ground ?

Photos never seem to do rainbows justice .I wonder why ?

We have winter to look forward to yuck !

O the little owlit is super duper cute !

Hope you have had a good weekend
Love from sesga xxx

sesga loves 1950s said...

Enjoy you week off work yay for you !

ArtPropelled said...

For me the green paddock is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Beautiful farmlands. As Patti commented the doll and owl have your name written all over them, they are so you and so lovely. Looking forward to seeing your paintings!

Pursuing Art... said...

Hi the photo of the rainbow and your farmland is just beautiful. So fun to see your part of the world.

Your tall Klimt doll is lovely...I like the fabric you chose for her and the owl is absolutely darling!

Looking forward to seeing the paintings you are working on...those green paints are yummy.

Enjoy your week off's always good for the heart and soul!
XO ~Lisa

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful Doll and the owl is simply adorable!!!! Thank you for your recent comment about my bead work!!! I have been a Kaffe Fassett fan since he first began doing allof his pattern on pattern work, you are so right about his influence!! You made a lightbulb go on for me!! Love it when that Happens!!

karen said...

housework???? Don't bother, feed your soul with creativity instead!

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Jacky,

Your posts always put a smile on my face.
Play-housework-play? wins :)

Great to see you too at Ro's...will catch up again sooner rather than later, Jo xx

Jo Wholohan said...

Ohhh yay Jacky a week off to play art sounds lovely, enjoy it chickie :))

Gorgeous dollie and owl as always xxx

Dot said...

Your blog posts get better and better Jacky. Love your new Klimt doll! Gorgeous fabrics and think the larger size works very well.
And your latest owl is gorgeous (so cute). There must be many of your klimt dolls and owls living all over the world now :).
Your new paint colors sound very luscious.
Am really enjoying the photo's around your home. You live in such a beautiful part of the world!
Enjoy your week off work - you deserve it.
Dot xx

Ro Bruhn said...

Another beautiful doll Jackie. It was lovely to catch up with you at the weekend and to see your beautiful scarf and fabric book in the flesh.

Linda said...

Well my post has just been delivered and guess who is the very lucky owner of the Klimt doll? ME!!!!!!
Jacky she is totally gorgeous...and stands beautifully on her own. Clever you to put something in the base (is it rice?)I really cannot thank you enough (but I will try - email to follow.)
Love that cutie owl too; just gorgeous.
Big hug
Linda x

GENICA said...

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La Dolce Vita said...

I love your Klimt doll, so beautiful! and the owl is delightful!
As for cleaning...I just don't think when you die you say, "gee I wish I had done more house work"!!! LOL!!!
have a great week!

Julia said...

Hi Jacky,
Thank you so much for the original painting you did for me for my is just wonderful, and is already on the wall...I admire your talent so the klimt doll and the
Didn't we have a lovely time on Saturday at Ro's...looking forward to the next

lynne h said...

jacky, i swear your klimt dolls and owls get more and more lovely as time goes by. i absolutely adore this doll and owl. *everything* about them. your stitching!! and the fabrics! i like the new flattened off bottom...

yes, we want to see some painting! those paint names are great - with names like that i'd have to buy every color


lynne h said...

hey! i just went to julia's blog and saw your painting! you're holding out on us!!! LOVE this painting, jacky! show us more you talented woman you!


Angela Recada said...

Hello, hello!

I'm finally trying to catch up with all my favorite blogs, and there you are! We really are kindred spirits, aren't we? I love your Klimt doll! She is gorgeous. And I adore the little owl - so cute.

Wishing you more rainbows (without the torrential downpours).


ArtPropelled said...

Jacky, I've just seen your painting and it's pure delight!!! Really... you ought to splash them around for everyone to see because they should be out in the limelight.

rivergardenstudio said...

Happy weekend to you, Jacky.... Your new doll is just beautiful, I love the feather designs on her dress and what a beautiful rainbow... we are supposed to get rain today in my part of Oregon... a lovely treat after the hot week we just had... I get to make art today... and I don't know what yet, a new project... and lot's of school work as well! Roxanne

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.