Sunday, 28 July 2013

The Laughing Chief, Mollie's Picnic and a Summer Break

Good morning friends, I have a couple of paintings for you, before I start my summer break!
Every year I take the whole of August off, to keep my hubs company. We spend the time enjoying the local area, time in the garden and being together. Mostly the computer is off. I look forward to it every year.

To the paintings - this first is our darling Missy, painted in a very experimental style - I mean, there's no way she's shades of yellow and green!
The second is a more traditional style painting, and one that was demonstrated by Painting Friends very own Mollie Jones. The link to Painting Friends is on the sidebar, all artists are welcomed.

The Laughing Chief 






Mollie's Picnic



I hope you've enjoyed seeing these. See you in September!
Enjoy your summer, whatever you do.

37 comments:

  1. I really love the painting of Missy! Her smile is irresistable! Have a great summer, Pat!

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    1. Thanks, Judy! Her smile is really infectious :)
      Will enjoy summer and then returning too! xx

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  2. The painting of Missy is wonderful Pat, what a great style :)

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    1. Thanks, Ann! I'm quite enamoured of the painting style.. may well try it out on a few more things. :)

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  3. I love the style that you painted Missy in, and such a different way to the other painting. Have a wonder time in August.

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    1. Thanks, Polly. Its a fun style to paint. There'll be more :)

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  4. Oh, lovely, lovely, Pat!!! The first one is so gorgeous. The second one looks so yammy. Please pass my best wishes to your Missy and hubby. Take care and enjoy writing, too.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Thanks, Sadami - it's my absolute favourite of Missy!
      Best wishes being passed along, will enjoy writing and all other aspects of the holiday. You enjoy writing too! xx

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  5. Oh how adorable is Missy. She called me over to take a closer look of this wonderful painting. Love the limited palette and the energy.

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    1. She's every bit as adorable in real life, Laura. This painting does capture a little of her sparkle, fun and mischievous energy :) xx

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  6. love missy !!! super care free and happy expression ...have a great summer pat ..mollie is a very generous artist

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    1. She's fab, isn't she, Jane.. Missy as a subject and then Mollie as an artist.. love both of them xx

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  7. Delightful! Enjoy your time off with your hubby!

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  8. Hi Pat,
    I LOVE the laughing Missy - such a joyful and fresh painting!
    I hope you and the "Hubs" have a wonderful holiday. :)
    XX

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    1. I bought a frame for her yesterday. Laughing Missy will soon be on the wall :)

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  9. Missy seems very happy in this painting, she has a smile! Arianna

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    1. She was very happy there, Arianna - in general, she is a happy dog :)

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  10. I absolutely love the one of Missy. Have a wonderful break. See you in September

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  11. Very nice, Pat! Enjoy your break! Have fun with your hubby and Missy!

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    1. Glad you like them, Candy. Will definitely enjoy the break!

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  12. I'm blushing at these comments girls...really love the painting of Prissy Missy...love that style. And love what you did with the china/tomato/cloth demo...that tablecloth is really pretty good departure from the lace...the green works beautifully, doesn't it.

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    1. No need to blush, Mollie. You are generous to a fault with your time and sharing your love of art. You know, I'm going to have to find a piece of lace and practice that..

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  13. The experiment was a great success! That's a marvelous painting of Missy.

    Have a nice vacation.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Its my most favourite painting of Missy, that I've done :) xx

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  14. The Missy painting is wonderful! Yellow and green or even purple….you’ve expressed her personality! Brilliant!

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    1. Thanks, Robin. She has oodles of personality and this is from the photo of her I've always loved.

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  15. Have a wonderful holiday Pat. Missy is so sweet in this painting.

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    1. Will do my best, Cora :) Missy is a sweetie irl, too :)

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  16. Aww... Missy looks so cheeky! Your paintings are lovely :0)
    Enjoy your summer break!! xx

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    1. haha, Sandra, she is cheeky --in an adorable way.
      Looking forward to going out and about in the break. Had my first ever Costa coffee yesterday - with a slice of carrot cake :)

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  17. You know what I just love Missy here.. But thats just me. I love so see a lot of energy in watercolors.

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  18. Dear Pat:) While I'm writing this, your holiday has started already! I hope you will have a wonderful time with your husband and Missy. I love the painting of Missy. She made me give a great smile. Enjoy your break and we will see in september again. Hugs:)xx

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  19. Now that Missy looks like she is painted with love and smiling about it too. Will miss you but have a great time with hubby - see you in September.

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