Monday, August 1, 2011


Here's my recent painting of a pitcher of lemonade. It sure looks refreshing! The painting is a touch brighter than the picture on the post. I have been spending alot of my time painting still lives lately. I don't really know why but I feel that if I'm motivated to paint something then I need to put forth the effort to pursue it. When I first studied watercolors I used to set up still lives and paint them. I need to pull some of them out and compare them for the fun of it!

This weekend, Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm I'm in Artisans in the Park at Great Neck Park. It is a lovely park with paths through the trees providing shade. It is a large arts and crafts show with music, food and activities for children. If your in the neighborhood check it out. It's a nice way to spend a Saturday or Sunday.

After Artisans in the Park this weekend I'm going to paint another Koi painting. It will be the fifth in a series. All previous four paintings have sold!

Then in the fall I will be teaching many classes and I will reorganize all my teaching supplies and class outlines. Then in my spare time I will start working on developing my portraits again.

Not that I have any specific plans. But if I'm motivated to paint something then I will paint it!


meera said...

Looks refreshingly cool!!! And I hope you had good luck with your show :)

Kathy Staicer said...

Thanks Meera. The show is this weekend and I hope we don't have thunderstorms!

Diana said...

Lovely Kathy, it is very refreshing, just beautiful, good luck on your show too. Maybe we could get a couple storms before the weekend! and they won't be during the show.. love,Diana

Kathy Staicer said...

Thank you so much Diana. Right now I'm just hoping that it doesn't rain all weekend. The price we pay for doing outdoor shows!

Crystal Cook said...

Lovely painting! I love the look of the ice and the lemon slices. Looks so fresh, just shouts summer! I hope your event went well, and I agree totally with what you say about feeling motivated to paint something. :)

Kathy Staicer said...

Thanks Crystal. Right now my motivation is to paint peppers in different colors. I can't seem to get out of the kitchen!