Rose Painting

9/10/15 (Thursday) in LaPine, OR (Cascade Meadows RV Resort-ROD)

Fun morning-we went out to breakfast at the Red Rooster diner in La Pine with John’s high school friend Frances. They connected through Facebook about a month before, only to discover that she was living very near to our campground! Pssst… he had a thing for her in grade school. Good food, and lots of it!! We invited her to see our coach, after visiting for some time at the diner. Then she needed to go home and release her little dog from its crate. I got our supper marinating and the wash going while John checked out a nearby golf course.

After lunch we played a game of “13”, then I drove, yes, I DROVE the 6 miles to our old TT campground, to give Janet another watercolor lesson. Several of her friends stopped by to see what she’d been doing. So glad she’s proud of her paintings. Here is the demo I did.

rose

Drove back home with no problems.  John grilled our marinated chicken and veggies.  This was a hit!!!  Thanks Justin and Jamie for the recipe.

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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