Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gone for Three Weeks Now

This is what has consumed so many hours of my time for the past two or three weeks. Below is the original photograph and beneath that is my watercolor copy.

Not easy to do at all! But I did enjoy doing it. Since I took this photo 0f the painting, I did whiten and brighten the clouds and also brightened the blue sky.

Phew! At least it looks something like the original. It will be displayed in the new church that is being built right now. It is the Logan Memorial Church on the Island of Chuuk of the Federated States of Micronesia. For more details you can scroll back to Tuesday April 14th.

In the mean time I did take some breaks to sit out on the patio. This is an Anna's humming bird. We have quite a lot of them around here.

Then there were some cheeky and very noisy little wrens -- Mom and three juveniles I think.
I guess Abe Lincoln's blog need not worry about competitiion from me!!
And this little fellow is one of a family of about three, who live underneath our deck. he was keeping a close eye on me!
I think this will be my last blog until about June 12th. We are going on a cruise for our 50th Anniversary. The actual day is not until October, but because of our destination we did not want to wait until then. We will be going to Norway and traveling the fjords all the way up the coast, across the Arctic Circle and over the top of Norway until we can almost see into Russia. We might also get to meet one of our blogger friends there. Some of you may guess who, but I will not tell until we get back. We will have no access to computers as far as I know so I will have a lot of catching up to do. DON'T FORGET ME.


kaybee said...

Awesome job on the church, Chris! Your patient dilligence has been rewarded!

And lovely photos -- MOTH's camera is getting a good work-out.

Can't wait to see what you're going to post, from your Norway adventures, when you return.

Bon Voyage!

Carmen said...

Have a wonderful trip Chris! You're a very talented lady. Love the photos too. Looking forward to your trip photos when you're back...

Cherdecor said...

You should get an award for this painting. It is really detailed and beautiful!

Have a wonderful trip to Norway. I will miss you while you are gone.


Ken said...

I like your painting. excellent job!
Have a great trip. Look forward to photos and stories from your trip.

Jose said...

THREE WEEKS? Oh, OK if you must. lol

Wow, you get so many visitors how cool is that. Love the paining as always. Have you seen what I'm doing to my pictures, what you said no??? Then here is the link.

I hope you come visit and become our follower and let me know what you think.

Rune Eide said...

Impressive work, both with water colour and camera. Have nice trip and I look forward to meeting you.

Anonymous said...

I like your photos and thanks for mentioning me.

Have a good cruise. Oh. Don't forget your camera and a battery charger.

claude said...

Very nice drawing, Chris !
You have a Kiki too !
Have a good cruise. When you will be back, I will be in your country ! from 5 till 27.

sandy said...

Great job on the church, really nice.

Wanda said...

Chris your drawing is wonderful, and looks very much like the original. I have not touched my paints in months, and I fear I've forgotton how???

Been a few crazy weeks, and I'm trying to catch up.

Love the back yard pictures.