Life Part Two

The adventures of Fay and Bob as they move beyond the 9 to 5 life

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Fay and Bob and their Hobbies

Now that summer is here and we aren’t doing so much volunteering we have time to get back into some of our other hobbies.

I made some greeting cards with the SC flag theme that I really like.DSCN1274DSCN1273DSCN1272

Yesterday I took an oil painting class and made this.   I really like it.   I have one more oil class next week and two in August.


Bob has been busy wood turning so if anyone needs some pens we have a big supply of beautiful ones as well as some very nice bottle stoppers.




So as you can see we are having fun.   My goal is to paint a little something every day.   Between watercolor, one stroke, acrylic and sumie that should not be hard.


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Thanks for your kind words

Many of you took the time to email me that you really liked my paintings and encouraged me to paint on something more permanent than freezer paper.  Bob has been telling me that too.   Ok, I promise I will.   I want to complete all the paintings in the second flower video and then I will do some on something more permanent.  You don’t know how good you made me feel.

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One stroke technique garden flowers

Here are the pictures I did with acrylic paint mostly on freezer paper.   The technique is called one stroke from Donna Dewberry.   What happened is I watched her video lesson on how to paint the flowers and paint them along with her.  I will put them up in the order I painted them.  Keep in mind that this is practice so I can learn the technique.  I took a few classes on this technique when I first left work 10 years ago and haven’t done much with it since then so I am pretty out of practice.  I felt good enough about doing them that I didn’t get discouraged and throw them out.

The first one is assorted wildflowers.

wild flowers

The next one is wisteria and that is painted on water color paper but still acrylic paint.


Next is a sunflower


Now to roses.   They are not as hard as you might think but still the most challenging so far.


And the last one I did that day is assorted garden flowers.


This is all the paintings on the first VHS tape.   There is also a fruit and animal video, holiday ideas, more garden flowers and landscapes.   I’m going to work on the garden flowers today.

A side note, after getting used to using DVD’s with menus so you can pick which chapter you want, working with VHS tape is really awkward.