Bridge, Maine, Musicians, Sisters

Looks like it’s show and tell day, I may have gotten carried away…

This is a painting I started around the same time I did the other Golden Gate Bridge painting, I still haven’t finished it.  It’s almost done, but you will see I have 5 more cars to paint in and the road.  I’ve found that cars are fun to paint, who knew?  You can get parts of the car way off and they simply look like a different style of car.   This one is from a picture I took when we were leaving SF going north up 101, so those are the hills of the Marin Headlands that you can see.



This here below is a section of the Maine beach scene I’m working on right now.  I have the background filled in with the first pass of paint all the way around the figures.  Now I am putting the 8 kids together.  Yesterday I painted in the bathing suits on 4 of them.  Today I will work on the other 4 and them give them all skin.  The colors are lovely.IMG_5273

And for show and tell, here are 2 of my 3 musicians.  Sammy with his jazz band and Miss Winnie on our synthesizer.  She loves to compose.  They have a fantastic teacher.  Sammy is practicing the piano right now as I write this.  He practices every morning starting at about 5:45 and sometimes wakes up our poor neighbors.

They all love music.  Winnie’s hope is to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston someday.  She has the right teacher.

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For more randomness, here are my cute sisters.  My mom organized us all for a cooking class a few summers ago.  I look different in every picture taken of me…I’m on the far right wearing stripes.10682215_10205113163974393_611435236189468449_o

And that’s it for show and tell today.  I hope you have a great day!  It’s beautiful here in Boise right now, spring is the best time of year.


11 thoughts on “Bridge, Maine, Musicians, Sisters

  1. Beautiful pictures, beautiful family. And what ambitious art projects! The bridge is fantastic, especially the cars. Love them! I’m looking forward to seeing the finished beach painting. Thank you for the “show and tell”. It was a nice little visit. 🙂

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  2. We all should have show and tell sometimes because I am a very curious person and I love hearing about the lives of people. You must be proud of your kids, and the fact that they are so motivated, especially in this day and age! Fun….fun to see your photos and stories about your family. 🙂

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  3. Pics and paintings are fantastic, especially two of them: Golden Gate and the sheet music star. Lovely family photos, and no doubt the kids will make use of the musical skills they’re honing when they get older. As always, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Go for it! Don’t skimp on the paint. I love bringing out an image, like the bridge, or a tree, or a figure and then filling in all the paint around it. I especially like filling in the sky. I used to worry and fuss over clouds, now I just let whatever happens happen. Thank you!!

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  4. Enjoyed your post today, Jill! The is so great that your children have the gift of music! Your painting is looking fabulous – as always!! And happy smiles on you and your sisters! Looks like you all get along well. 🙂

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  5. Beautiful Bridge painting. I thought I was looking at a photograph when I saw the cars on the bridge, then I realized I was looking at a painting! Amazing detail! Thank you for sharing your painting. It has brightened my day!!

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