Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pomegranate on Old Crate Still Life

Pomegranate on Old Crate – 10" x 8" (25 x 20.3 cm) –
Oil Canvas Panel

Hello there!

How has your day been? Wednesday started off okay here, we had some snow flurries {my first reaction was OH NO is it going to snow? I did not remember hearing about that on the weather… phew! it will only snow lightly and in the morning…} then trying out a new Cardio class at the local rec center, and then I got down to business in the studio. In the later afternoon when taking a break I found Slim on our dining room table… somewhere she is not supposed to be… I took some photos because she was so pretty.

This is my first painting completed in 2010 and in the new studio. So far so good, I like the space and the quality of light. Since Tuesday I have changed the layout of the furniture some and think I will be able to have a place to keep some drawing material out while also having the painting setup. This is nice because in the last place if I wanted two work stations {one for drawing and one for painting} it was necessary to take over the dining room table. At the apartment for about five months S. and I did not eat at the table but on the sofa in front of the TV because I was using both areas. This feels more civilized and mature because now if we choose not to eat at the dining table it is our prerogative instead of my confiscating that work surface.

I am not sure if I will be able to get into the studio tomorrow because I am having an EMG test done on my left leg because of my long standing back injury that is just not going away. One of my resolutions for 2010 includes investigating further if back surgery is required, so tomorrow starts the battery of tests, x-rays and such that need to take place to get a more developed picture of what is going on. Yuck, I am not looking forward to it, but it is something that needs to happen…

So have a good night and see you soon,

Liz

21 comments:

Trish Siegel said...

This is outstanding! Happy New Year!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Trish and Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I love the painting! We have a pomegranite tree in our backyard. I'll send you a couple next year when it fruits. What is it about the light in the

studio that makes it nice? North facing windows? Windows low/high on the wall? Windows two walls?

Garth

Manon Doyle said...

Your work is gorgeous Liz!!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Manon! I am glad you stopped by :)

Garth, I would love some pomegranates, I think it is totally cool that you have one in your backyard. Ohhhh the benefits of Texas....

As for the studio light, I think it is because it has a smooth ceiling vs the popcorn one of the previous place, so light reflects well. And the windows do face north as well, which is nice.

Kerri Settle said...

Best of luck with the tests, Liz. I hope it all turns out OK for you!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Kerri. Thursday's test went fine :0)

Ester Wilson said...

gorgeous painting! This is great!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Ester I appreciate you stopping by :)

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Very nice Liz, I love the texture you achieve in your paintings. Hope you enjoy your new studio.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Carol! So far I am enjoying the new studio :)

Paula Villanova said...

Liz, congrats on your new studio space...looks like you're pretty happy there! I hope your health gets better and and your painting continues to be as wonderful as it is. And Slim is one beautiful kitty!

Marian MacKerer said...

The texture is wonderful!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Paula! I am enjoying the new studio and Slim's company :) Also thanks for the support about my back, I had an MRI yesterday and meet with my Dr this week. So I hopefully will have a gameplan soon.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Marian, after taking a break from painting with the move it is fun playing with paint :)

Jean Victory said...

A beautiful painting...well done!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Jean, Happy New Year!

Anna T. said...

Dear Liz - I hope that your tests come out ok - I know the frustration of the whole process, the waiting for results, precious time and energy spent, etc. I wish you a terrific (and healthy) year 2010!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Anna, Thank you. I really appreciate the support. This week has been tough waiting for the results... I get more information tomorrow (Thrus morning).

Thanks again and Happy New Year! Liz

Jala Pfaff said...

Great painting.

"Civilized and mature"--now there's something not often found in MY household.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Jala, "civilized and mature" is often found in your abstract pastels. I love them for their simplicity and color.