Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Airport Travelers


This is a re-post of the same painting...different photo. The first one was quite subdued and didn't represent very well.

I want to thank everyone again, publicly this time, for their marvelous warmth and support of my courageous wife Rose. Last evening her doctor called to say that the bone biopsy he performed came back negative...Negatory!!! Wow, what a relief for both of us. I'm not planning to turn this into Rose's health blog, but again, I wanted to thank everyone and pass on some great news. She still has a long way to go, but the fight is on one front, not two or ten. In my joy, I painted this current DSFDF challenge which I loved...probably my favorite next to last year's portrait exchange. Painted to the sounds of U2 and the flavors of a fine merlot, this came together quite smoothly with only a couple of drawing changes at the beginning. It's unusual for me to have thoughts other than painting when working on a piece, but the welcome distraction was a bonus, in that I probably kept a few more details out of this.
oil on canvas board 12 "x 9"

24 comments:

  1. What wonderful news, Vern. Yes, that is positive energy at work...both the thoughts sent your way and your own creative energy at work. Continued prayers for your wife's and your well being.
    Best,C

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  2. Wonderful news about Rose, Vern! And what a wonderful way to celebrate with this painting.
    It will always be a reminder of your joy...I love when that happens!!

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  3. YEA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad to read this. I like prayers answered.
    Your DSFDF is fabulous of course.
    We love you both. Blessings

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  4. Vern that is great news about Rose! Please keep us posted, and great work.

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  5. Yeah - good news! I am happy for you both! Nice shadows in the painting, colors are mesmerizing and give a dreamlike feel.

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  6. Great news, Vern, and a wonderful painting. Ah, merlot...

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  7. Vern, thanks for sharing your good news about Rose. We all share your joy! I knew you would have a great entry with this one..like the "merlot" color coming into the painting!

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  8. I am so happy to hear the great news about your wife, Vern. I'll continue to keep both of you in my prayers.
    Once again, you have nailed the challenge - this is simply magnificent...sure the merlot and U2 helped!

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  9. I am so glad you took on this challenge, i thought of you the whole time I was painting mine, knowing how you are captivated with that overhead view. Splendid job my friend!

    And such great news about Rose, wishing you both all the best. xo

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  10. Hi Vern,
    I haven't been here for quite a while, so was shocked to hear all that you and Rose have been facing the last few months. My thoughts are with you, and I rejoice in the good news from the doctor. Enjoy the days ahead of you with hope and peace. (((hugs))) to you both.

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  11. Gorgeous work, Vern and FANTASTIC news about Rose. Hallelujah!

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  12. That is indeed news worth shouting and celebrating, Vern!!

    Your joy sings from within the fine painting!

    God Bless you both.

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  13. Wow, your figures in this one turned out fantastic, awesome job!

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  14. Well done on both your wife's great news and this great interpretation of Karin's pic.

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  15. Very nice. Sometimes painting is like taking a long walk...you're somewhere else for a time, and you come back refreshed, and in your right mind again, having worked out a problem, or an emotion to something you have no control over. Except with painting, you have something to show for the trip! So glad to hear the good news about Rose.

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  16. I'm so glad to hear some great news on your wife's test results, and I really hope things continue to look up for both of you.

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  17. How nice to hear good news! Thanks for sharing.
    Great painting, Vern. Love the muted colors and quietude of the scene. Really wonderful.

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  18. Huge smiles and hugs to you both, my friend.
    xoxo

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  19. AWESOME NEWS, Vern!! I'm SO happy to hear it! I hope things just keep getting better for you both. Great painting, too!

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  20. Fantastic news about Rose! I'll continue to keep you both in my prayers.

    This painting is wonderful, Vern! It was such a challenging assignment and you've done a beautiful job.

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  21. I looked even closer and it's such a fabulous piece.
    You make us Smile !

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  22. Interesting perspecitve, well done! Lovely painting.

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