Thursday, July 17, 2008

Getting OLDer

"September Gold"
Oil on Panel

I've been doing a lot of larger aspen paintings lately. I love the way they look in all seasons, and it's sort of fun to work on a series of them all at once. A few months ago, I would have shuddered at the thought of painting a 30 inch tall tree trunk, but I'm making some progress as I paint more of these. Practice, practice, practice...

In other news, tomorrow is my birthday - I'm turning the big 3-0!! I would have thought that turning thirty would kind of freak me out, but I'm actually just sort of content about it. After all, I have the cutest kid in the world, I live in the mountains, and I'm an artist. If you asked me ten years ago what I wanted to accomplish in life, those would be my big ticket items. Can't complain about that, right? I still feel a bit old though... Thirty just sounds so much older than twenty-nine!



    The 30s will be your best years ever.

  2. OMG, is that my wedding present??? Please say yes... please say yes... please say yes... pleeeeeeeease say yes...

  3. HAppy Birthday Stacey! 30 is only the beginning. The best is yet to come.

  4. Love this painting! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  5. Hope you had a happy happy b-day! Best wishes for the most wonderful year ever!!

  6. Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone!! It was a nice birthday, and I'm actually happy to see what the 30's bring...

    And no Shannon, this is not your wedding present. Someone already bought it. But don't worry, I've got it under control.