Monday, May 23, 2011
For the past couple of weeks I have been everywhere. Down to South Florida with the grandgirls and up to Savannah GA. with my husband to a lovely Bed and Breakfast. Let me say first that the food was phennominal in Savannah. Lots of great restautants. A favorite was Mrs. Wilkes, which is a family owned restaurant in the basement of their old boarding house. You have to wait in line and it is only open from 11am until 2pm. It is an old fashioned family dinner where you sit with strangers and share about 20 or more sides and then unlimited country fried chicken. It costs only $16 per person and more than worth the wait. We were going to checkout Paula Dean's place but her wait was much longer and our hosts at the B&B said her restaurant was good but Mrs. Wilkes was better.
I managed to take lots of fabulous pics for possible future paintings. I posted a few. The weather was super with cool nights and comfortable days. My son said it was the same way here at home, we are only 3 hours from Savannah. I guess that was the last of the cool temperatures.
Yesterday I spent the day at the High Springs Art Coop and managed to start and work on a several paintings. I started two, one of a street scene in Paris and one a street scene in Italy. Both pics were taken by vacationing family and friends. I also worked on the other Paris pic of the mime I started a few weeks ago. I guess this can be my Europe series. I love so many things to paint and some people tell me I should focus on one subject but that is so boring. Switching around to whatever inspires me makes life colorful. Look at the older Masters and their subjects they were always painting scenery, flowers and people so, hey I can too!!!