Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Mr. G Watercolor









OK...it's still February, so I'm still finding 'hearts' to post. Here is one of my very favorites. This painting was created in 1996 by my very dear friend, Jim...sometimes I call him Mr. G. I don't know why except his last name starts with a G. It makes sense to me....and he doesn't complain.

Mr. G presented me with this wonderful watercolor 'out of the blue' one day and I have loved it ever since. Isn't it fun? It was his way, I expect, of making me a 'different' kind of quilt. It's approximately 24" x 30" and has been hanging in my house since the day I received it...well, except for a couple of times it escaped and managed to be shown in a couple of Jim's quilt showings.

I love all the bright colors....and all the little 'blocks.' I am particularly fond of that big red heart, the 0ff-kilter basket, and the house...three of my very favorite motifs. Yeah, Mr. G knows me alright....he seems to always manage to either make or find things that he knows I will just be 'over the moon' about. Thanks, Mr. G, again, for this lovely painting...it is one of my great treasures!! Y'all take care out there. pat

PS. The other day I finished a project I have been trying to get finished for what seems like years, but it's only been months. I am so happy to have it done and on the way to it's new owner, a very patient owner, I might add. I'll be showing it to YOU very soon...I'm waiting until the new owner receives it so I can share her thoughts on it with you. And, NO, I have not forgotten I'm to do a heart tutorial and another giveway...they'll be here soon too. (Time just gets away from me...does it you?)

8 comments:

Deb said...

Such Talent. Beautiful.

skoots1mom said...

i've been pondering a 'drawn collage'...so pretty...

Julie Fukuda said...

I am enjoying getting to know Mr. G, his creative work and his passion for collecting old stuff. Thanks for the introduction.

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Claudine brodeuse de perles said...

Un magnifique cadeau. J'aime beaucoup sa gaieté

Claudine brodeuse de perles said...

Oups ! J'ai voulu aller vite ! Bisous et bon dimanche

Jim Gatling said...

Idriptif ecenoOh, how nice of you to post that watercolor for Valentine's/February!!! Thank you!!! This makes me want to paint again. I haven't panted in a long time, but my brother brought up my Daddy's big oak desk and I now have a huge place to paint and store all my watercolor and drawing media. I now will be able to leave things out and work on them.

Susan said...

What a lovely gift from Mr G!

The Bird Nest on the Ground Studio

The Bird Nest on the Ground Studio
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A Bit of Heaven

A Bit of Heaven
An original designed wall quilt with my vision of heaven on earth.