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Sunday, October 02, 2011


A thank you to all the hosts!

I'm enjoying this little red leaf, because leaves just started yellowing in my neighborhood. No other leaves turning red yet! Underneath some pinkish flowers from a bush that hubby found  in the yard of one of the houses he was working in. All put together on yellow art paper, that I keep in stock for sudden inspiration, or little kiddies coming over. Voila, the ingredients for this little, what could be called "an art installation," which is a 3D art work .

© 9 x 12, Oil, St Germain

For some reason I keep posting my paintings at Art Notes and Artistique,  but this little painting fits in the context of the little leaf. Last year I painted a watercolor at the same site 9yosemite, at Happy Isles),  but felt I had not captured all this beautiful scene had. So, this is the Knotty Tree revisited in oil, with a little of the blue sky, and the gushing water around it.Enjoy!

Am adding on little clouds, which would fit with the rainy weather right now (you know rain is a big thing in California:) ) for Sky Watch and Weekend Reflection (sun's reflection on the clouds).

Have a great week, mes amis!



clavs said...

happy MYM! hope you can visit my entry today.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome photos and great painting ~ Fun! ~thanks, namaste, A Creative Harbor ~ linked with Mellow Yellow Monday.

Stephanie V said...

What a lovely composition. The colors are so fall-like.
That tree looks as though it will have its roots washed away by the torrent.

Clytie said...

Ah Jeannette ... Even if I didn't know what an AMAZING artist you are ... I would have known it by looking at your beautiful leaf arrangement!!!

I do remember this tree from before, and I like it in oils too!!!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Dianne said...

I love the little leaf, and the tree
you create such lovely things

jeannette said...

Thank you for visiting here! And a happy Monday to you too:)

Thank you! Now I don't remember if I visited your MYM or not -will check again:)

Interesting you say that, because that is what I keep wondering about this tree!

Thank you Clytie! You are so kind. And you've a far better memory than I:):) Hope you take care of yourself!

To create is in my blood. Can you believe it? But it's true, when I don't do art for some time, I get grumpy!

Carola said...

Both are nice, the creation for the shot and the painting. Very creativ.

Sallie (FullTime-LIfe) said...

Lovely! You are multi-talented -- thanks for sharing both photo and painting with us.

JunieRose2005 said...

both are very lovely!

Debbie said...

so very creative!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Your paintings are wonderful! Love the textured flow in them!

Stasha said...

This is lovely. I really like it.

Kim, USA said...

Wow these paintings are beautiful!

Ruby Tuesday

Rebecca said...

I like your pairing. And your leaf arrangement is pretty!

jeannette said...

Really enjoyed your posts about the street theater in Dortmund. Do these artists have a You Tube video?

Art is so much a part of me that I would do it whether it draws a crowd or none:)But still, thank you!

Glad you like it Junie! Jesh

Thank you - we all are creative in some area of our life:)

Yea, the last is kind of new to me on such a small scale:)

Thank you! And I love the sound of your name!

Carola said...

And I forgot to tell you: Today I posted two more photos from them.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I really enjoyed your painting! What a wonderful scene.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lovely painting! I hope to try this one day, even if I flops big time. At least I can then say, I did it with no regrets.

Come by to read today's post:

jeannette said...

Thank you, Kim! The first one could call an "installation" which is a 3D version of an artwork.

Thank you for taking time to comment -I know you have a very busy life!

They are worth a few posts! Thanks for the alert:)

JDaniel4's Mom,
Thank you -hope you take time out for yourself too (I should have when my 3 kids were little)

Cathy K.,
By all means, we should have no regrets later on!

Reader Wil said...

I love your oilpainting,Jeannette! The tree is so strong in spite of being knotty.
Thanks for sharing.

storybeader said...

love your red leaf. We don't have any of those yet... {:-Deb

Gattina said...

Nice photos and paintings !

ellen b. said...

How wonderful to be able to create like this. Very nice...

Inger-M said...

Oh, those clouds have silver linings, wonderful!

jeannette said...

Reader Wil,
Thank you! Each year I'm amazed it's still standing there, in the water.

Thank you for visiting here! You have an interesting blog. When I have some more time, I'll come back to peruse it some more:)

Thank you! Has the weather cooled off yet? Like your hair very much on this profile pic!

Thank you ! I hopped over to your blog, and I can vaguely remember that I've been there before (for yummy recipes of course:) )

Most clouds here do not have a silver lining here like the expression goes, so when I saw them, I drove a few streets further to get a good look at them:) - Jesh

J Bar said...

Sydney - City and Suburbs

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful post.

Regards and best wishes

Ika said...

Different works of art, beautiful all of them.

Anonymous said...

If rain is a big deal, come east, you will quickly become bored, DAMHIK.

I love the red leaf and the oil painting it so beautiful.

Saun said...

Nice shot of the sky :)

jeannette said...

J Bar,
Thanks so much! The botanical building reminds me so much on the one we regularly visit in San Diego (1 1/2 hr. away)!

Thank you, and enjoy your Sunday, friend!

Or, depressed!! Abbreviations always trip me up - remember it's still my 2nd language:)

Thank you, Saun!

DawnTreader said...

Nice pictures all three.
We had our first frost today...

♥~Judy~♥ said...

I love your painting and selection of photos. They are so artistic. I used to paint and have become way out of practice. Your work is inspiring.

jeannette said...

Went to your blog to see the wonderful pics:)

PLEASE,get back to it -I waited 20 years -one of the biggest regrets on missing out on so much fun and joy.Hope you set aside half an hour soon to get yourself back into practice:)

emszee said...

what a nice painting u have!..i luv the clouds painting..(",)

Jenny said...

What a glorious composition. You have such an excellent eye!

This was beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.