Good Old Days…

October 14th, 2009

The past couple of days have been spent merrily working in my studio. At the moment, I am am working on an Edwardian Parlour Maid, she is a repeat order and I’m really enjoying dressing her in fact she is going together so well, she is almost dressing herself although, sewing black material is quite hard on the eye.

Edwardian Parlour Maid... SOLD

Edwardian Parlour Maid... SOLD

To give you an idea of 1:12 scale she is 5 1/4" tall...

To give you an idea of 1:12 scale she is 5 1/4" tall...

Sitting in here quietly, I’m finding my thoughts are slipping elsewhere…

Dad is my Mum’s carer and I felt he needed some time for himself. Before he had to retire some ten months early to care for Mum, Dad was an Art Director for an Advertising Agency, yet rarely was he able to paint pictures for himself… so, when he asked me to look for an Art Class for him to attend I was not surprised, however… little did I know I would find myself sitting in the Art class alongside him!

Last Wednesday was our first class and we enjoyed it very much. Dad referred to it as being “just like the good old days” I was rather proud to be sitting there next to him, and he was quite right it was just like the good old days. I spent my time carefully sketching in what I plan to paint using a photograph as reference.

My canvas, looking closely you can see the faint pencil lines of the rose...

My canvas, looking closely you can see the faint pencil lines of the rose...

For those of you who have read my ‘about me’ page you will know I have painted all of my life. However, I am finding myself quite nervous thinking about class this afternoon… not only have I chosen a rather large canvas on which to paint, but I’ve also chosen a new medium too. Whilst I paint using China paint regularly, I’ve never used Oils… and for the past 9 years, I’ve been working in a much smaller scale… 1:12 to be exact, so as you can imagine I’m a little apprehensive to say the least, I really hope it works out… either way I shall endeavor to keep you posted… so please watch this space!

Lisa x

2 responses to “Good Old Days…”

  1. Terry says:

    Dear Lisa,
    It is very late here in Adelaide. I should be in bed but I thought I’d see if you had updated your blog, and so you have! Who doesn’t like roses, so you’re off to a great start – and I’m off to bed! TerryX

  2. Lisa, looks like you’ve had some fun with your blog! I’m glad you got some things working!

    I just love that little chamber maid. I hope one day to have a lovely like that for Pennethorne Manor!

    Good luck with your art class! Looks like you’re off to a good start! Enjoy!


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