Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

We had Canadian Thanksgiving tonight. What a great meal --
Steven baked pumpkin pies last night, and today we
went to the market to pick up a free range turkey. We had
delicious steamed broccoli, salad, and my friend Josephine
brought her wonderful roast potatoes.

Seven of us settled around the dining room table
I use as my painting table most of the year. We put an extra
leaf in the big walnut table, get out the wedding china, and
the white table cloth. Sam and I set the table with the silverware
my mother bought me over several birthdays, and the
wine glasses are good old Ikea.



class sketch
acrylic on watercolour paper
28" x 24"

With candles and Vivaldi the mood was complete, and we were
extremely thankful to all be together having a great meal.
Thank you universe.

The painting tonight is another class sketch from a few years
back. I liked the model's mood and his clothing was fun to
paint. It was one sketch I was happy to bring home.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

2 comments:

eldon said...

I remember those kind of thanks givings with my family. Those folks are gone now to where ever you go and big dinners are now spent with the younger family.
There is somthing sepia about those old memories.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Eldon,

Well we're just on the edge of that,
with the youngest going to university.
I'll be happy to have the meal wherever it happens, but Steven and I do a mean turkey dinner -- we've got it down to a science.

Barbara

Portrait Artist

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