Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Painting @ Ellen's House

I painted with Ellen in her cute studio at her house on Monday.  I love Ellen's neighborhood; it is one of my favorites in Birmingham, and it is not far from my house.  The houses are all like storybook cottages:

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Here is Ellen painting in her studio.  I met Ellen in art class, and she is too much dang fun.  We will probably paint together outside of class once or twice a week.

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Ellen has a very distinctive style.  I want to share some of my favorite paintings of Ellen's:


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I love Ellen's puppies.  She truly knows how to capture their personalities.


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You know how much I love red, so Ellen's pomegranate is my favorite!



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This is what I'm currently working on.  It is a kitchen in Provence, and I have only painted a little over one coat.  I am painting on linen, and I am loving the texture so far!

Yesterday we had numerous storms, one after the other.  It was too dark for me to paint at home because I still have not bought an overhead light for the studio.  Our internet was sketchy all day, too, so I did not get to blog much at all.

Today is sunny and gorgeous again (like Monday), and I went to art class and had a nice lunch with Mr. Art @ Home.

How is your week going so far?


Linking to:

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Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

25 comments:

  1. Nice paintings by both you and Ellen. I love her home, also. It is beautiful. Hope your doing well. Came thru your town this week-end. We had a four day week end in the mountains. I'm telling ya, one of these days, I am gonna be a mountain girl!

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  2. I love Ellen's paintings. The puppy on the houseshoes is adoreable, but I agree with you, I adore the pomegrante, so life like! Her house is beautiful too!

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  3. Love the puppies! Your current work is really beautiful, you are very talented.
    Love,
    Lorraine

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  4. I love the puppie one too. It is so cute and she is talented.

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  5. Wow! You both are incredibly talented!!

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  6. I love your painting, Ricki, so much details on it and so pretty. I love your friend's style too. How nice that you can have painting sessions together. I like that!...Christine

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  7. You both have major talent- I used to paint, but now it's all I can do to get a stick figure in now and then. ;-)

    It's wonderful that you will be getting together to paint after the class is over.

    Sherry

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  8. Beautiful paintings by both of you! Beautiful home too!

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  9. You are so talented Ricki...I sure do love those puppy paintings too.

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  10. It's great that you have a friend to paint with! What a wonderful way to share your talents with one another.

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  11. I'm so jealous of people who can paint. I come from a family of artists, but the drawing gene passed me by. I love your work. How nice that you have met someone to share your painting time with.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  12. Hi Ricki! I love Ellen's puppy paintings too. So cute! And your painting is so beautiful. There's these elements of simplicity with a twist of elegance in your work. I'm looking forward to see more of your works. :) Stay safe and have a great day!

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  13. WOW! You guys are talented! And those homes are amazing!

    m ^..^

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  14. WOW what a fun thing to be able to do
    You are so talented!
    I think it must be so relaxing to sit and paint with a friend.
    All my brothers got the painting gene.
    It totally bypassed me, LOL
    Can't wait to see your finished scape.
    Do you sell your paintings or are they just for your fun.
    Amy

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  15. Hi I love the paintings of the little labradors.You know we have a black one, that we got when he was a grown up dog already,sometimes i think it is really sad that we did not seen him as a puppy! and when i see those pictures i fall in love. Thank got i don't know somebody with little labs otherwise................:-)

    greetings

    ps Love your painting,i think it great that it is just like we peak inside somebody's house.

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  16. Quello della tua amica è proprio un bel quartiere!Baci,Rosetta

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  17. What fun to have a friend to paint with! Erin and I used to paint together every Thursday. Her baby is due next month so she is currently a little busy getting ready! Both your paintings and Ellen's are wonderful! xoxo

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  18. That's a lot of talent in one room!

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  19. Love the puppy paintings-she is very talented and her house is awesome. I adore your painting as well-love that you can take art classes and paint with a friend. I plan on taking a few classes in Germany and start painting again. You may have seen my ocean canvas I did the other day.

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  20. What a great place for painting! Thanks for sharing your neighborhood and your artwork! I am still blog hopping from Katherines corner. I am new follower. Pls check out my blog and follow me, too! Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your painting of the Kitchen looking in,
    you have so much Talented sweet lady.
    I hope you have a great weekend.
    XXOO Diane

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  22. They are beautiful! Hugs and wishes for a joy filled weekend, Katherine

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  23. They are all lovely. But the puppy on the slippers is just so sweet.Thank you for linking up to the Thursday favorite things blog hop. Big Hugs!

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  24. Hello, I'm on a blog hop from Katherines and just catching up on some of the late attendees. TFS the beautiful photos. What a grand and lovely house. I have had a couple of painting classes and loved it to bits, but I am not a confident painter as I cannot paint at all yet. I hope to be able to one day and then I might meet a lovely friend just like you. I love your painting BTW and you say its on linen material. Wow. Mind if I follow your blog?

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  25. Ricki Jill that painting you are working on is just lovely. I love the tightness...it reminds me of Johannes Vermeer the 16th century Dutch painter. I too love Ellen's pomegranate.
    xo
    Caroline

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