Sunday, January 10, 2010

Looking down at the tops of the trees, LOL


Sometimes when the sidewalks are icy and the roads bad, we walk at the mall. I always liked looking down at the tops of the trees when I went mountain climbing, but this will have to do for now.

I've been working on a fellowship application which is taking all my time, but I needed a break and painted this somewhat silly picture last night:



It's called "Veloce" or "The Girl with the Scarves."

12 comments:

Stine in Ontario said...

Good for you for getting out to walk even if you have to exercise inside. The mall staff keeps the leaves clean and shiny so the plant ought to remain healthy.

Veloce looks like she's surrounded by spring - I associate blue and yellow with spring. :)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Stine. I prefer walking outside, but I hate icy sidewalks.

Maybe today we will ski.

Jacob said...

Sometimes the malls offer some nice photo opportunities; like this one. But it takes a good photographer like yourself to make good on those opportunities!

And I really like your painting! Scarves is a perfect title. Love the glasses, too!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I carry my little camera in pocket--never know when I might need it--Thanks Jacob!!!! :-D

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

I've come to thank you for offering me your kind support on a day I so needed it. Also the painting is fun even if the light in her blue eyes reads as melancholy to me but it could be my mood projected.
Have a lovely week my dear and again my thanks,
Simone

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Two cheery pictures for snowy winter days, thanks!

Three Rivers Daily Photo

VP said...

I like the plant picture, it is so shiny I thought it was a fake one.
I am curious about the 'Veloce' name: it is 'fast' in Italian...

Wolynski said...

You just dashed the painting off? It really is quite stunning.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you all so much for your kind comments!!! You are SO SWEET!!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Simone, I'm reading her as being slightly annoyed.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

(She's annoyed at the photographers pointing their cameras in her face while's trying to make time int he race.)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Oh, VP, I forgot, I think to say yes, that is where the name of the picture came--Veloce, for speed--she's a fast rider!!!!