Saturday, October 6, 2018

An Empty Glass! or Purple Mountain!

Today has been great. This morning after cooking Tony and I breakfast I took a shower and while I was washing my hair I decided that I would take a day off from writing.

I decided to paint. Not paint a wall or something like that, but paint a picture for the possible cover of my upcoming third novella. Then I rounded up my art supplies and set up "shop" on the kitchen island.

With Henry Standing Bear, Little Debbie and Big Al(ice) intensely watching me, I then started playing some of my favorite music, in hopes to be inspired, because a desert scene mainly consists of: cactus, sandy dirt, rock mountains, etc.

When Gary Stewart, one of my all-time, favorite singer/songwriter/musicians started singing one of his Classic hits An Empty Glass, I love that song, so I started trying to dance the two-step with Henry, while also holding Little Debbie, in my arms, while Big Al(ice) jumped up on the couch to watch us. And needless to say, "Henry needs some serious dance lessons."

Anyway, An Empty Glass was the perfect song to inspire my desert painting. And I just might use this painting for my upcoming, third novella The Cowgirl Sisterhood: Ghost Riders In the Sand. But please know that, I do have a few more ideas for the book cover that I want to try painting. So nothing is set in stone, so to speak. Here's my "Purple Mountain" that I painted earlier today.

If I choose to use this painting I plan to put the title up near the top, above the moon. And if you noticed the turquoise rocks, there is a reason for them being there, but I can't tell you why, because you will have to read the book.

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!


Nancy Doyle said...

HI Nancy

Are you using acrylic? Gouache?

I love the painting. LOVE IT!

Chicago Nancy

PS your birthday is nearing. I hope you enjoy it.

cousin nancy said...

Hi Nancy! I used acrylic paint and thank you for the compliment. Yes, 67 is right around the corner for me and I am looking forward to my enjoying my 67th Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thank you for posting a comment.

P.S. What is Gouache?

cousin nancy said...

Hi Nancy! I just looked up Gouache painting and it sounds pretty cool. Maybe I should buy some?

Mary Sanders said...

I love it! Looking forward to learning about the turquoise rocks!

cousin nancy said...

Hi Mary! Long time no hear. I am glad you like my painting, too.