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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Eight Down and Twenty Four To Go ...

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In case you missed yesterday's post, I have decided to paint thirty two 6" x 6" paintings as party favors for my 50th birthday dinner this Saturday night. Unfortunately I didn't decide to do this until last night so I am doing a "Marc Hanson" and have embarked on a painting marathon!
So far, so good. I have not yet turned into the mad woman with the knife (palette knife that is) but I am sure I will be by Friday ... I have finished eight of the thirty two and I hope to finish four more tonight. My middle son has a CIF baseball playoff game this afternoon so that will take a few hours but hopefully I will have the energy this evening ... keep your fingers crossed!
I will post two of my marathon boat paintings a day and here are the first two ...

11 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

OMG Leslie... You are nuts!! But what a wonderful keepsake for your friends!!
FABULOUS IDEA.... I hope it doesn't make you crazy by party time.

AND Happy Birthday To You!!!!

AND Yes... I just read that you and I both were juried in to Women Painters West!! Congratulations, my friend... maybe we WILL finally meet at the luncheon in June.

Marc R. Hanson said...

8 ALREADY!!!! You're making me look like a wimp! :-) Way to GO Leslie!!! Keep those brushes loaded and knives moving.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

You are an amazing person!

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Amazing - they will become coveted works of art!

Jill Berry said...

Wasn't it you who said that your mom called you a glutton for punishment? She is a woman of truth.

Only you...

Karen Mathison Schmidt said...

Wow, Laurie ... looks like you're well on your way to accomplishing your goal! And each one a gem, I'm sure; I love these two. And the one you posted yesterday ... beautiful!

And happy birthday!

Teresa said...

Wow! My hat's off to you... and for party favors? Lucky guests!

Carolina said...

You're a greased machine, Leslie!
Now I'm worrying about the paintings being dry on time!

Karen said...

Nice start! Let's see the group all together when you're done!

LSaeta said...

You guys are all so sweet to give me so many wonderful words of encouragement. I promise I won't bee too tired for the party ... my husband rented one of my favorite restaurants here in Pasadena for the evening so it should be fun! I can't wait to see if my friends like the paintings. If they don't I will keep them for sure!
I just finished #17 so gotta go back to my studio. The one funny thing is ... I probably won't paint boats again for a while ...

Jala Pfaff said...

Happy happy birthday and you go, girl!!!

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