Saturday, April 16, 2011
Visiting Artist II ... My Lodgings
Have the words 'spoiled rotten' been said enough in my last post??
I was greeted by 'Yellow Dog' - not his real name but he so reminded me of Yellow Dog in the old movie Funny Farm with Chevy Chase. What a joyful way to be greeted by a loving, must lick you to death, yellow lab!
The family was off at their kid's baseball games and I had instructions to make myself at home.
I walked along the brick path, under the arbor covered in blooming Yellow Jessamine, past blooming Azaleas and a Dogwood tree to the front porch of the cabin. The screen door was wide open, inviting me in. I opened the very thick cabin door to this lovely family room. Pinch me!!
Around to the left I found this bedroom and a good sized bathroom.
There's a kitchen with all the modern appliances... in stainless steel no less! A stocked refrigerator.... oooooh, I thought, Rob is going to be jealous that he missed this treat!! How to sound nonchalant during our call when I'm bubbling with excitement?
Upstairs is one big bedroom with the old fashioned slanted ceilings. Just delightful!
I grabbed my art bag and made my way back out the front door to sit in the yard and paint this lovely piece of heaven.
I had time enough to get a light wash of the scene down before the Mann's arrived. Jacob, Elizabeth and their three delightful boys greeted me and welcomed me into their home. What gracious hosts.
I was delighted that the cabin portrait came out to my liking. Wednesday, I found a rustic frame at the local Michael's, matted and framed the painting and presented it to the Mann's as my thank you gift. There were squeals of delight. My heart still sings :)