Aimless wanderings…

It’s been a good week for aimless wandering.

I wandered here and there and to and fro.

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I met a swan

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And a crocodile

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And an iguana

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And a boa constrictor all nicely tucked in.

It may actually be a python..

I was too distracted by his pretty blue marks to ask.

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I also saw a butterfly.

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And a burl oak tree (the cemetery is from the mid 1800’s)

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I visited a mill, built in 1850.

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And drove under a rock processing plant. The quarry is on the other side of the road and the rock travels in that tunnel over the road. They made the road curvy to boot so tempting as it is to speed under the tonnes of rock going by overhead, it’s not a good idea.  A bunch of sadists made that road.

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And I painted this from a reference photo by Pippin on Wetcanvas for a monthly challenge in the Miniature forum.

It’s acrylic, 5×3 inches and painted on my favorite black background.

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And now like the elephant, I am ready for a nap.

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©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2012

 

14 thoughts on “Aimless wanderings…

  1. Please tell me that mill photo is going to be a reference shot for a painting later, so lovely it is!

    Also, that serpent is simply stunning! I’ve always wanted to keep a python but don’t have the room for one (also, too many cats. I’m not sure who I would have to fear for in that situation) You did a wonderful job catching his colors and form!

    Thanks for making me smile (like you always do!)

  2. That swan put up a lovely pose for you, and I too love the snake picture, although I’m not sure how I’d react if I actually saw one. 🙂

  3. The elelphant actually looks like a carving in the clay, it blends in so perfectly. I love the swan too. Its feathers are so white. Maybe there’s bleach in the water. I predict some paintings soon…

  4. Sorry, I just realized that I spelled elephant wrong. Forgive me, I’m old. Sarah says finally, you admit it.

  5. You rock Virginia! Love your painting. Can’t believe you work so small. That is right up my alley. I know it’s not easy to work small like that. Awesome post. Margie

  6. thanks for the photos. The croc and snake were scary. I like the elephant and napping is one of my favorite activities. Great painting of the lighthouse.

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