Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Summer Vacation, Camping Lantern, Penny StewArt
Summer Vacation, Camping Lantern
This is very like the old rusty Coleman light we had when we took the kids camping many years ago. I never really liked it when we were fighting mosquitos, bees, wind, sand, rain, collapsing tents and crying kids, but when I look back, I have some fond memories. Painting is 6x6 on heavy paper, done in acrylic, using heavy gessoed base, for lots of texture.
I don't do vacations any more, because I am retired in sunny Southern California, and every day is a holiday! But back in the day, I remember our camping trailer, the coleman cooler, and working harder than I ever would have at home to make meals, keep the kiddies clean and not loose them in the woods or drown them in the lake. Still, we called it fun and "getting away." I was always gladder to get back home to my own bed and frig! Watercolor, 9x12 sold.