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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Painting, Weather and Trees

Here's some detail from a painting I'm working on. I hope to finish it this weekend, since our weather's pretty crappy again. Tonight we're facing freezing rain, which I never thought I'd see here in S. Louisiana. We even had a few flakes of sn*w the other day. It was horrible.
On the plus side, last weekend Charles & I went to a volunteer tree-planting at the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve. We met some cool people and planted about 60 longleaf pines. It was nice to give something back to a local park that has provided us with some wonderful times. I look forward to seeing the trees grow in the coming years.

15 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Very cool painting! I like that a lot. Loved planting trees with you.

Erik Donald France said...

I dig it!

Here's to the Johnny Appleseed spirit. Back ca. 1980, my brother and I planted a line of wind-breaker pines in NC and now they're way high, which is nice to see down the line. Pines are especially good to work with in that way.

letspaintnature.com said...

What a fun thing to do...plant trees! Sorry to hear about crappy weather, I thought of you while we had our blizzard up North ;) You missed a good one!

letspaintnature.com said...

Your painting looks great so far...btw!

Lynda Lehmann said...

I agree that giving back by planting trees, is a wonderful thing to do.

We are totally sick of winter here, and can't seem to free ourselves from bleak days and the strangle-hold of icicles and encrusted snow heaps, including on all the roofs.

But spring will come!

Abraham Lincoln said...

The world could use more trees. Good for you and glad you had fun planting trees.

We got our power back on. The power company had to replace a broken power pole.

forgetmenot said...

Your photos of "Sunset at the Fountainbleau" are absolutely gorgeous--wonderful captures. Mickie

Lana Gramlich said...

Charles; Thanks. I loved planting trees with you, too. I appreciate your support. :)

Erik; Unfortunately longleaf pines are the slowest growing of all of them. It'll be years before they get past "grass" stage. Still, I'm glad we did it. I once met someone who'd planted over a million trees around the world. I admired him very much! Glad you like the detail from my painting. It's almost finished now.

Christine; Thanks for the comment on the painting detail. Looking forward to finishing it up! Tree planting was great--and we had the weather for it! Glad I'm missing ALL of the blizzards, of course. Crazy weather these days!

Lynda; Thing is, I KNOW I have no right to complain, down here in the South. We've had no sn*w, really & even when temps have been below freezing, they're NOTHING compared to what many people are going through. I guess I'm just getting spoiled. <:\

Abe; Now that I know about it, I think I'm going to volunteer for the tree planting every year. As you said, the world certainly needs more trees! Broken power pole? Dang, that's pretty severe! Glad your power's back on (& that everyone's OK)!

Mickie; Thank you kindly! I'm glad you like them. :)

Tyhitia Green said...

I plan to plant trees. There are sooo many surrounding my house, I sometimes forget that they are needed elsewhere as well. :-D

Kelly said...

I like the painting. After enlarging it, I could see the colors and images were of a very delicate nature. I like how the trees were reflected in the water, especially the leaves. I know all about the crappy weather. Here, in Indiana, it hardly ever stops snowing and the temps don't go up above freezing. Well, hardly. :)

Lana Gramlich said...

Tyhitia; Yes, the world needs as many trees as we can get!

Kelly; Trust me, you have my sympathies on the weather. I should really shut my trap, but living in the South has spoiled me rotten. <:\

Dave Coulter said...

VERY nice! :)

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks, Dave. We look forward to planting even more trees in the future. :)

Chrissy said...

Another beuatiful painting, you are really creating some wonderful atmosphere in them right now, almost mystical..luff it :)

Lana Gramlich said...

Thanks, Chrissy. I love forests, but I sometimes find it difficult to create paintings that look new & fresh, so these paintings are usually few & far between, but I tend to like how they're coming out. :)

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