Friday, June 10, 2011

Am I in a Paint PARTY friday mood after little sleep? Answer: youbetcha





Last night I awoke to an explosion.  Well, maybe not an explosion but a couple of thunder claps that my foggy sleepy brain translated as an explosion.  I nudged my husband and asked:

“What was that?”  Yes, he was still asleep; he really can sleep through an explosion!

He told me it was thunder, rolled over and went back to sleep.  I mean really now, what if it actually was an explosion?  The rain that started to beat down on the roof told me that the man was right…again. Darn, he is always more alert than I.

I drifted back to fitful sleep sure that maybe today the world really was ending.

This morning when I awoke I was intent on proving my ever-right husband at least a little wrong.  That was no ordinary thunderclap. So I went outside and surveyed the yard.  Nothing.  No damaged trees, no destruction of any sort.  A look reveals that horses are peacefully grazing and bunnies are hopping. The searing heat has abated somewhat due to the storm.  All appears right with the world, until I enter my family room and see that all the pictures that were on the wall were now scattered on the floor along with various knick-knacks.  Ha!  I knew it.  I really must call, my overly calm husband at work and inform him that his prized beer bottle collection had a casualty, one broken bottle.  I promise, I won't gloat. RIP little bottle.

It’s paint party Friday again, so today I have to share another little ACEO in acrylic of an appaloosa horse peacefully grazing. Be sure to check out all the wonderful art to be discovered at this weekly event.  Thanks again to Kristen and Eva for hosting!


44 comments:

Lee Pierce said...

Beautiful work, Crystal! Your love of horses really shows in your art.

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

I got such a chuckle out of this post. Oh you have a better night's sleep this evening.

craftattack said...

Why do men always know better? Lovely ACEO Happy PPF, Valerie

Crystal Cook said...

I love this Crystal! Beautiful shine on the horses coat. :)

carlarey said...

Once again, an amazing horse. And I am so glad you got to be right about the thunder.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Such a beautiful horse you painted.
I love the vivid colors and how free he looks enjoying the grass.

Dee

laurie said...

your horses are beautiful just wonderful i love them but I've never been on one,

SHERI C said...

Of course, your appy ACEO is my FAVORITE PPF this week! Love your horse!!! HAPPY PPF!

Terrie said...

Another beautiful horse - you're so talented! I always look forward to your work.

maddyrose said...

Funny story and great artwork. Is it any wonder why I love coming here to visit? Glad it's cooled down some so you're not roasting. Have a great weekend.

Christine said...

he's just beautiful!

Heather said...

LOL! Love this post...hee hee.
Your horse is beautiful! sleep well tonight...xo

Sacred Yoli said...

Beautiful. I can't believe that is a a ACEO. Lots of power and movement for a small piece!
Happy PPF!

Heather said...

hi! thanks for your advice, i think i will look for that clay...darn i was just at the art store, this morning, too! hee hee!
now i have an excuse to go back!

Magic Love Crow said...

Crystal, love the horse aceo! I hope nothing else was broke in the room! And, I am glad both of you were ok! We had hail!!

Marlene said...

Thanks for the laugh and the look at your beautiful horse.

Nelly said...

*Cyber* high five on proving him wrong...hehe.

I am loving the detail of the spotting on your horse's bottom. And you can see the shine in his coat. Beautiful!

Netty said...

Gorgeous artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

WrightStuff said...

Sounds like some storm!

Amazed that you painted this so small. Detail is amazing.

La Abela said...

Very got the horse, I admire how you can paint with such detail in a format as small ... A greeting.

Gloria said...

Crystal, your work is so detailed. Your horses just jump out at you and I the color. Great piece. Happy PPF!

Melisa said...

Gorgeous! I was surprised that this was ATC size. It looks like a big painting! I don't know how you get so much detail in there.

Julie said...

Gorgeous, I also love the background and your use of light.

The WoodWife said...

I absolutely love this little horse aceo. Beautiful. I also scrolled down and ended up totally enjoying Nick Massi's website too. Wow thanks for that!!

jyothisethu said...

nice work....
i like the depiction of the white spots on horse's back...
and how calm it is!

congrats...

Anne said...

Gorgeous horse! So detailed for such a tiny piece.

NatashaMay said...

Hahaha! That was quite a thunder clap. :)) Love the horse painting.

Dawn said...

Men must learn that women are usually right! good night sweet bottle ;0) Love the music and painting really lifted my mood thank you ;0)

Love Dawn xx

BahamaDawn said...

beautiful horse painting!!

Kristin Dudish said...

Ha! You have such a wonderful way with words... I love reading the posts that accompany your beautiful art!

xo
Kristin

p.s. I'm glad that a beer bottle was the only casualty from your "explosion" ;)

Hybrid J said...

Such a detailed painting, just fantastic!

Pam Tucker said...

Gorgeous work on your horse! Love the shine that you have painted on his coat.

My hubby's the same way. Has slept through a tornado siren. WE know when something's not right! ;)

Geckostone said...

Your horse is amazing! How can you get so much in such a tiny ACEO? WOW!I love it! And I soooooooo enjoyed your entertaining post,I can relate with my boyfriend, lol!

EVA said...

LOL!

How did the storm do that? I can see why you'd want to call him. (or couldn't wait until he got home - men!)

Gorgeous horse!!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Loved the horse grazing. So peaceful indeed. Now we need the bunny hopping. ;)

Amy said...

*WOW*

any other words would be mundane.

beautiful, well done, and Real genuine talent.

cooooool.

xx,
amy

Janice said...

A beautiful appaloosa!

Liz Revit said...

Yes, what if it were an explosion? Thank goodness it wasn't. Love the painting!

Diana said...

Beautiful sweet horse. I love the way you captured the shine on the coat. Very funny storm story. :)

Cameron said...

You paint horses like they are an extension of your very soul! I'm in awe....just beautiful!!!

Sunshineshelle said...

Woo, it's Monday & I just arrived (& so pleased I did) fantastic equine art, just WONDERFUL!!!! Happy belated PPF ;)

Pointy Pix said...

am so late this week but glad i stopped by as your horse art is always so fabulous! the detail in such a small painting amazes me!

jamberry_song said...

Wow, that's really bizarre! Was it the thunder that caused everything to fall off the walls in that room? It was only in that room? Very curious indeed. Anyway, the picture is gorgeous and I think it's my favorite from you that I've seen so far! Gorgeous details on the horse's coat. :)

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Gorgeous horse, Crystal, and a great story to go along with it!

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