2/14/08

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

This weekend I watched our four young grandkids laborously sign each of their Valentines Cards, and memories of long ago school days surfaced. I loved decorating shoe boxes or those small grocery sacks we'd use in the classroom to hold our Valentines. I loved getting Valentines.

I just really didn't like to sign all those cards for all my classmates. WHINE. If I could've painted their names, that would've been fine. Handwriting was never my strong suit. Wonder why my fingers still cramp up when I write, but I can paint for hours. Hmmm.

These swans seem to be flirting so I thought they belonged on the blog for Feb. 14, even though it's an older painting. Happy Valentine's Day to each of you! Enjoy.......
"SWAN LAKE" Transparent Watercolor on 140#CP Arches approx 18 x 24" SOLD

8 comments:

Ces said...

What a thrill it is to come here and see all these master works. I always avoided watercolor because it intimidated me. I have to come here to get inspired. You are simply amazing.

Ces said...

Sandy, do you have a book?

Sandy Maudlin said...

Ces,
Watercolor has wonderful things about it that make the challenge well worth the effort. Thanks for asking but no book - ever. Been asked before to submit a chapter. I'd rather paint or teach. That's most rewarding to me.
Keep creating.
Sandy

Anonymous said...

Love the Swans! and all your work. You really inspire me, as I dabble on yupo, in acrylics and watercolors. Would love to take a workshop with you. Yours is the best web sight I have found and I visit it everyday, just to see what you have on it. Keep up the good work. Dottie

Suzanne said...

I LOVE these swans! What a (nother) great piece! Happy Valentine's Day, Sandy! (Thanks for the story of your grandchildren and their valentines.)

Sandy Maudlin said...

Hi Dottie,
Thanks so much for visiting. I enjoy sharing the paintings and ideas - lots easier than dragging framed work to a show or gallery! Don't know how close you live, Dottie, but I'm doing a one day workshop in Kokomo, In the first weekend of may as well as a 5 day workshop In Middletown Ohio next year.

Suzanne, I sure enjoy your paintings too. So fresh and loose. Painting is so much fun. Love it.
Sandy

Tracy Wandling said...

Painting IS fun, isn't it!? Even when it doesn't work out, just the spreading of the paint on the paper feels good. I love starting a new painting...that first stroke of paint is so much fun!
I had to laugh at your handwriting story...I have the same problem...and my penmanship is horrendous! But your swans are beautifully written...
Happy Painting!!!

Anonymous said...

Sandy,I live in Alabama, and would be interested in the Ohio Workshop, so let me know where and when and I will sign up now. I have family in Ohio, both ends and the middle region. Four days of painting and instruction sounds like heavon! Dottie- island1865@hotmail.com