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Monday, November 8, 2010

Entering Stanford

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"Entering Stanford"
Oil, 6" x 6" on museum quality panel.
$200.00 with free display easel (can also be purchased framed)
It's getting to be that dreaded time of the year again. It's college application time! College applications ... more stress than ever imagined ... and the "dreadful waiting period". The college admissions process is unforgettable. And really not that much fun. At least not until it is over ...
Throughout all of the stress (which includes excitement and disappointments) I honestly believe the process does work. There are so many wonderful colleges out there and eventually most kids find a college that is well suited for them. There are the big universities and the small liberal arts colleges and a few thousand others in between. And most of them represent a great place to go to college.
One of my favorite universities is Stanford. I did not go there (I am a UCSB alum) although my husband's entire family did and my oldest son is a sophomore at Stanford. When I dropped him off to college this year I wanted to stay and go to college all over again. It just looked like so much fun (Andrew ... don't panic ... I promise your mom will not go to your college ... I was just kidding).
So I decided to paint a Stanford painting today. I thought it might make a nice Christmas gift for a Stanford alum or student. And I promise there will be UCLA, UCSB and Oregon paintings completed shortly. And maybe even one from a really awesome college in North Carolina ...

6 comments:

bricarwaller said...

Leslie, terrific painting! It's so warm and sunny and inviting. The colors are fabulous, any Stanford alum would be super happy to have this:) My hubby's side has a family association with the Air Force Academy. Brian broke the tradition and didn't go there (he wasn't going to go into the military). Good thing he did because we met in college, he ended up in the Air Force after all.

Mary said...

I graduated from UCSB as did my son and youngest daughter. I loved my time there. When I went back for the last family graduation, I couldn't believe how much the whole area has changed.

I love your painting of Stanford. You really capture your subjects.

martinealison said...

Cette peinture est très équilibrée et j'aime beaucoup l'ambiance et les couleurs... Bisous

Marian Fortunati said...

Leslie... you know I always love it when you venture off the water onto land...
I'm sure this one will be snapped up quickly as are all of your boats.

GO UCSB!!!!

Dreama Tolle Perry said...

Love the palette on this little treasure:) Gonna make someone very happy! Go Stanford..:))!!

ann tristani said...

College is such a lovely little slice of life and this painting is a lovely little gem. Cool perspective. Warm colors...and I always love your composition.

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