Friday, July 2, 2010

On Wisconsin, On Wisconsin, Grand Old Badger State

We had a break between summer sessions and we flew up to Wisconsin for my dad's 75th birthday party. My stepmother had the party at their cabin on Lake St. Croix. We were there for a long weekend. The weather was gorgeous. We got to visit with both of my sisters, and my dad's three sisters and about 45 other people. My stepmother has 6 children so it makes for a big gathering with children's spouses and the grandchildren. We ate like little piggies. Dad took us for a pontoon boat ride. It was a blast.


Jim's daughter Randi took care of our furry children, the garden and the house while we were gone. Good job, Randi! Thank you!


We're back home in the desert. This is the painting that I talked about in the previous post. I was playing with colors. I know it's not my best painting, but I like the colors if I do say so myself:)



11 comments:

padmaja said...

Hi Candy, went through all of your works and enjoyed looking at them! I loved the city scape you have done with the yellow taxis best. Here, I liked the hues you created with the different blue glazes and the simple brush strokes. Very nice work:-)

AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh, Candy! I think this is one gorgeous landscape, truly. The colors are fresh and true and the composition itself is stunning. I think it is one of my favorite Candyland paintings!! Beautiful! Hope your dad (and his wife) are doing well! Sounds like a fun little mini-vacation!

Candy said...

Padmaja, thank you for the kind words!

Sherry, thank you! My dad (and his wife) are doing great. I'm going to look through our trip photos to find one to post for you:)

Randi said...

I am so glad that you guys had fun!!! And I am even gladder that the dogs waited until after you got home again to eat the tomatoes :)

AutumnLeaves said...

Yay! I always check daily for new posts, so I'm looking forward to it, Candy!

Katherine Thomas said...

I love the colors! I love to see artwork where the colors in the painting do a better job of creating the mood than the real-life colors would have. The soft blue and yellow are gorgeous together. I would love this painting in my home! It's so peaceful.

Pat said...

This is a beautiful scene. I love the feeling of heat in this painting xx

Candy said...

Pat, thank you! For the next three months, "heat" is the magic word around here:)

Anonymous said...

I noticed you left out the story about how we almost sank Dad's pontoon boat...

Teresa said...

It's belated, but Happy Birthday to your Dad (your Dad is now the same age as my Dad!).

And... I like your painting too.

Candy said...

Thank you, Teresa. I'll pass the message along to my dad. Isn't it strange to think our dads are 75? Time goes by so quickly. 75 sounds older than it really is. My dad doesn't seem that different from his younger days except he has more time to spend with family and more patience. He's definitely not as strict with grandchildren as he was with his daughters:)

I'm headed over to see how your vacation was.