Saturday, July 10, 2010

SUMMER SLUMBER



8x8 oil on canvas

For those of you who were wondering what my husband looks like, here you go! This was painted for the Summer Time theme for our new blog, Some Texas Artists Like to Paint. You can read why Jay became a subject for this little painting here.




My summer is going by so very fast, once July gets here it's time to start thinking about returning to school. Last week I had lunch with some great blog friends: Gwen Bell, Ann Rogers, and Nancy Medina, after lunch we checked out the awesome art at Southwest Gallery. If anyone has an extra $40K, there's an incredible John Cook painting I'm coveting! To see Mr. Cook's paintings on the SW Gallery website, click on events, then his name, you won't be disappointed, I promise!

14 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

I love this piece Angela, your husband knows how to relax...and I love the photo of all the lovely Texas artists, I recognized each of you...so fun!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Lovely ladies and there is a whole "lotta" talent in that photo!!!
I'm sure I'll recognize your hubby right away if he happens to be in TN ;-) I do love the painting it has an air of mysteriousness about it!!!

Pam Holnback said...

I think both you and your husband have the right ideas: sleep and lunch w/ friends!

sam said...

Love the subject Angela, very relaxing)

AutumnLeaves said...

$40k for a painting? And from not an old master? Sigh...I could only dream! If I had it, I'd give it to you, Angela. Love the painting of your husband, not that I can see what he looks like! LOLOL Methinks he needs his trees moved further apart. He looks like he has to bend his knees to enjoy this hammock. Odd, but I was just coveting a hammock yesterday too...

Gwen Bell said...

LOL! So that's Jay! :) Good to see he is hard at work. What a perfect painting for the theme. On these hot summer days there is nothing to do but give into it!

Diana Marshall said...

I guess you gals are all Texans, how great to be able to meet up and I bet you had a wonderful cconversation and to top it off a visit to an excellent gallery.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

What a great painting, Angela! What a fantastic way to spend a sunny summer afternoon. And what a powerhouse lunch with all of you talented ladies - bet you had a wonderful time!

Becky Joy said...

How wonderful to be able to get together with fellow bloggers. Sounds like a great day.

Linda Popple said...

Great looking group!!! Wish I could have been there with ya'll! :-)

Your husband in the hammock is fantastic and so typical of a lazy, summer day. Well done!

Arti said...

I am still wondering how does he look like :D !Nice painting, and Its equally nice to see you all together- I am a fan of Gwen,too...

Angela Elledge said...

Thank you all for your comments. I would encourage all of you to meet up with the bloggers who live in your community, there are great friends all around us and more lunches from this group to come.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Oh, how fun to lunch with such fabulously talented artists!! Thanks for sharing.

julie davis said...

How much fun to get to do that with that group! Wish I could've been there--great gallery, too.

I like this one of your husband--he had a tough time posing, I bet!