Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all.
And to those who are missing someone this day,
may they still be in all your hopes and dreams.
Carol B.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pomona Art Colony

Ok, so is this a beautiful painting or what?
It is just a small part of a mural that is painted on a building located in the Pomona Art Colony. A friend of mine was showing a couple of her paintings in the Pomona Valley Art Association so my hubby and I went down there to see them. Wish I could show them to you but not allowed to take photos.
My husband took a lot of other photos of this area and this mural was one of them. It's so large he couldn't take a photo of the whole thing without having to go so far back that you wouldn't really be able to see the details, so he photographed parts of it.
This was my favorite figure in the mural. Here is a close up:

Still not anywhere as magnificent as if you saw it in person.
Wish I could list the artist but couldn't find the name.
Whoever you are, you are fantastic!
If you're ever in the area, go check it out. There's lots of galleries and cool campy boutiques.
Now that we're inspired, let's go back and paint!
'Til later,
Carol B.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sunny and Grateful

"3 For You And Me"
Mixed Media on cardboard
8 1/2 x 11

It's freezing here in L.A.!
Ok. So it's 64 degrees.
I know that is sissy weather for many of you who are in areas that are honest to goodness freezing. But for us here in Los Angeles it is freezing!
Yes, when it comes to weather, we are sissies.
But looking at this painting with its brilliant warm colors makes me feel nice and toasty!
(Colors more brilliant in person).
I am sitting here in my room with the curtains open wide and I am bundled in my socks and sweats to keep warm, but even though it's cold, the sun is shining in so bright! It's clear and beautiful outside, so yes, I am grateful.
Hope everything is good for you.
And yes, cousin Karen, when you are spending your Christmas truly freezing in the Northeast, I will be thinking of you here in Sunny L.A!
Carol B.