Friday, February 18, 2011

The old shed

I went to painting class yesterday and this is what I came home with, I am pleased with bits of it. In fact I may have another go at it another day, when and if I have time~! I found a whole day very tiring, (especially after a few days with Mason) although the bits where we played with our brushes to see what they could and couldnt do was very instructive.
Yesterday the decision was made to put down one young mare with a terrible cancer, her foal was only 3 months and we were hoping she might last a bit longer but it wasnt to be, with her we put down her sire, a lovely little stallion I am very fond of but again, he had developed terrible arthritis in his knees and we knew he wouldnt go through another winter so they are buried together.
Thank heaven Gaby didnt have to do too much today as it has been pouring with rain and John had the financial adviser here so Mason didnt have to be entertained too much in the kitchen while they were in the sitting room.
So I have done the weeks shopping, collected the mail and the paper and now I hope to have a bit of time to go through blogs, which I havent done for ages.
Tomorrow is going to be full on, I am beginning to wonder when it isnt! I have to go and inspect some Connemara ponies and we have to travel a reasonable distance to do that.
With any luck I will be back to painting at least once next week.
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Hashi said...

I like this a lot, Penny! Looks like you have been doing a lot of classes lately. Good on you!

Sally Westcott said...

Ah Penny! Just beautiful!


annie said...

I do like this painting, Penny.

So sorry about the mare and stallion. These things are necessary to do but so painful just the same.


PamelaB said...

I love this painting so atmospheric. So sorry for your losses but it is part of life's rich pattern,as they say.

Julie said...

This painting is GREAT! I love it! Sorry about your horse having to be put down...I wouldn't be able to take that. Oh goodness.

Suztats said...

Lovely painting! So sad to lose loved pets. I wish I had half your energy!

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Old buildings are fun to paint and this is really lovely. So sad about your animals. Hard decisions for people on the land at times.

Wanda..... said...

I adore your painting, the heart shape in the lower corner. Sorry for the loss of the mare and the little stallion.

Joy said...

That is so sad about your horses. I guess I never knew a horse could get cancer.