Saturday, January 31, 2009



Painting from Marion Boddy-Evans
I learnt a new word this week, or rather discovered the art term for glazing with an opaque color, something I often do. So next time someone asks me how I created the mist in a seascape, I must remember to throw in the word "velatura"


A Good Lesson

Sandy gives us a good lesson Click on the link.

It's a perfect essay, I told my students. And we're going to read it to see how a perfect essay is written, and how you can learn to read for answers in one and then to write one.````Sandy

post "A Good Lesson": Thanks, Lord. It's great to have good leadership--or President's--in the classroom!


Sky Watch

A cold Chicago winter. Yes, Ebb Tide Ebb Tide , no smow on the roof

Thursday, January 29, 2009

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
-- Lucille Ball

Monday, January 26, 2009



Thanks for the Art lesson. I am familiar w/ this odd couple but don't know much about them and the artist. Hope your're feeling better.
# posted by Ebb Tide : 12:58 PM
Actually, they're waiting for their turn to roast marshmallows. Big crowd around the BBQ that day!
# posted by SandyCarlson : 6:24 PM Post a Comment

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Gteat American Gothic, Chicago.....Sperit of the Midwest country of thr U.S.A.

My Hero..but I to stand so well against the storms

Top that Sandy !

Grant Wood’s American Gothic caused a stir in 1930 when it was exhibited for the first time at The Art Institute of Chicago and awarded a prize of 300 dollars. Newspapers across the country carried the story, and the painting of a farm couple posed before a white house brought the artist instant fame. The Iowa native, then in his late 30s, was enchanted by a cottage he had seen in the small southern Iowa town of Eldon. Its Gothic Revival style, indicated by the upper window designed to resemble a medieval pointed arch, inspired the painting’s title. He asked his dentist and his sister Nan to pose as a farmer and his unmarried daughter. The highly detailed style and rigid frontal arrangement of the figures were inspired by Northern Renaissance art, which the artist studied during three trips to Europe. After returning to Iowa, he became increasingly appreciative of the traditions of the Midwest, which he also celebrated in works such as this.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


I had a tooth pullrd and everything hurts !

its been a while since i have stopped over. nice new paintings and nice trip you had. i hope ur tooth feels better soon
# posted by irish daisies : 7:49 AM
I know how it feels. I had one tooth pulled last year. I was so nervous and prayed for a week to go through this.It's gloomy and raining today. Yesterday I started painting and today working on my pre-sketches.
# posted by Ebb Tide : 9:22 AM
awww... i hope your gums feel better soon. i hear it's really painful to hae a tooth removed.anyway, llyod! nice painting!!!
# posted by acey : 8:22 PM P
Toung in Cheek?ost a Comment

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Abstract lamdscape ` What do you see?

Grammy has left a new comment on your post "Abstract lamdscape ` What do you see?": Hi thanks for dropping by. I see a flood looks like water top and bottom. And the farm house has people in there. You did a great job. Have fun on your warm trip.
This is a small acrylic painting. 12x15. 100 small ones plus air fare for me to deliver me and paimting to a warm climate !
Tide has left a new comment on your post "Abstract lamdscape ` What do you see?": I see warm landscape with turquoise water, colorful houses and verdant trees. Looks like a coastal Southern California landscape. It's no longer warm here. The cold front is back after a week of sunshine. The rain is coming soon.Flying to Hawaii is your best bet.
SandyCarlson has left a new comment on your post "Abstract lamdscape ` What do you see?": Going someplace warm? That's a wonderul landscape. I see spring and lots of water in this!

Monday, January 19, 2009



SandyCarlson has left a new comment on your post "alone": Those roads and that journey are beautiful though solitary.


Alone framed

This is a small acrylic painting. 12x15. Chef lone valley is ony found by a dirt road. It found in your mind . 100 plus shp


Happy Inauguration week! Let us move forward in PEACE!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Inspired by Gods Will

tomorrow i will be ordained as a decon. I will answer the will of god and serve people. I will comfort the sick and dieing by visiting them, I will try to help them to undersyand there demon that I dight every day thu Gods love.
Be Cheery yoUr friend LLOYD



"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? It will be a hard pull for me; the tide rises high, almost to the lips and perhaps higher still, how can I know? But I shall fight my battle, and sell my life dearly, and try to win and get the best of it." - by Vincent Van Gogh (

PAINTING A SAINT Click here for Edd Tides Works

Ebb Tide has left a new comment on your post "PAINTING A SAINT": Hi Lloyd! THANKS! THANKS! And more thanks for sharing my post and painting. Van is my favorite impressionist artist. Despite his craziness, he's an excellent artists. Right now I am re-reading his book "Dear Theo." It's an appropriate book for artist during this hard times. He was a struggling artist but he made the best of it.


-15 yesterdat in Riverside neat Chicago

Stone house 1876 Watson home Riverside Lawn

Ebb Tide has left a new comment on your post "Union Train Station ~ Chiczgo Il.": Hi Lloyd! Thanks for dropping by. What is that "THANKS" for? I enjoy looking at the photos of your snow bunny trip. Someday, I hope to visit Chicago Art Institute. Maybe in the SUMMER!!!!!! I am a warm weather person you know. Isn't that interesting that artists like contrast not only in their painting but also w/ weather?

Friday, January 16, 2009


ceiling Watch `Union Station ` Chicago Il


Union Train Station ~ Chiczgo Il.

We arrived at 1;51 from Riverside. Caught 151 dus to Statw and Adams. Then walked 2 blocks to the Chicago Art Institute. It was 10 degrees and snowing with a grey sky.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Chicago Art Instute Smow bunny Trip from Riverside Il.



Lomg live the Smow man!
May his art be seen.
In the Art Institute of Chicago!

So ALL SnowBunnys can see his cool art!


Looking North the snow bunnt see Michigan Av from Art Institute in cool Chicago


Snow bunny Art trip

Well My warm Friends ,look at the lion in front of the Chicago Art Institute. Even the smpw bunny is cold! Birute Birute <> IS SNOW bUNNY

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Sy watch for snow at Michigan Av.

It is 10 degrees in Chicago

Ebb Tide has left a new comment on your post "Sy watch for snow at Michigan Av.": Sorry, I don't mean to hurt you. Southern California is not Hawaii but we continue to bask in the sunlight this week. Who knows, the cold front might return soon. You have a beautiful blue sky in Chicago. Ten degrees but no snow on top of the buildings? WHY?


Snow Watch, Snow bunny

Aw,Burte went home !


Winter watch

The Wall of Winter ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The snow amd cold in the Chisago area is testing my survival skills. My Friend Susan, invitrd me To go to the DuSable Museum of African AmericanArt on Saturday. I had to beg off, because the snow was as high as an elaphamts eye. My short cut thru the woods was snow blocked. Thr rode to the train not blowed and walking impossible. To get there would be likee leaving a comment on Sandy’s Blog.

Ebb Tide has left a new comment on your post "Winter watch": Glad to know you're surviving the snow. We don't have snow where I am living. I don't want to load you up w/ more misery but I am enjoying our warm weather here. The forecast is.... good weather the whole week (sunshine in the 70's & 80's).I needed this warmth, so I can organize my stuffs in the garage, to be able to start my paintings. Our garage was like a freezer during the holiday. Couldn't do much. I became like a stiff frosty the snowman.

Thankyou for your warm words. You know how to hurt a guy!!!!!!Lloyd frosty one

plus 2 and blowing snow tonight. I can not remenber such a cold winter, must be global warming? `Lloys

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Winter watch



sky watch Lyons


Christmas Chicago

Thursday, January 01, 2009


Say I Love You with Kindness

kindness is important, that as much as we might know about someone, there is plenty we don't know, that we can't begin to imagine the effect of our words so we must choose them carefully, that silence is a gift only when we are present to give it. That loving our friends is a priority, not something to do when there is nothing else to do. That kindness is everything. Experiences like this one have taught me:Be kind.Be honest.Be kind.Be open.Be kind.Be generous.Be kind.Be loving.Be kind.Be humble.Be kind.Read everything. Twice. With heart. Never forget the power of touch even if you have to use words. And be kind. And happy new year, dear friends.
Posted by SandyCarlson at 9:17 PM 17 comments Links to this post
Labels: ,

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?