Thursday, July 14, 2011

Welcome Home!

"Summer Home"
© Nancy Laliberte
6" x 6" oil on panel

I recently returned from a lengthy, "mostly unplugged," summer vacation with my family. We had a great time swimming, building sand castles, enjoying a concert at a winery (fun!), taking in a museum or two or three and even squeezed in a college tour (Drake University in Des Moines, IA) for my daughter who will be a high school senior this fall. While vacationing, I told myself to keep my painting expectations low, but a painter HAS to paint or they will go crazy. At least that is how it is for me.

This scene is from a golf resort we stayed at in Iowa. My husband took me for a golf cart ride (how romantic, right?!) after he had spent the whole day golfing--45 holes total. I am not kidding. This scene was from the fourth hole of the Lake Panorama National Golf Course. 

Edit: "Mostly unplugged " meaning I only checked email 2x over the course of 16 days. :-)


Carrie'sCreations said...

Wow un-plugged very good. Did you cheat once:) Love the painting of your romantic golf cart ride:) Sounds like a great vacation!

Sharon Rotz said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. It amazes me how you can pack so much beauty into a small painting.

Nancy Laliberte said...

Carrie-I cheated 2x when I briefly checked emails at my parent's home in between vacation destinations.

Thanks Sharon! When I saw this scene, I imagined myself in Italy not Iowa! ;-)

Laura A. said...

A beautiful little painting. Love your style. Who knew golf courses could be so pretty?

Nancy Goldman said...

Are you kidding? 45 holes? Is he crazy?

Sorry, I meant to comment on your painting. It's really beautiful and soft and looks like someplace I'd like to live - but that 45 holes comment snagged my attention. Doesn't your husband know that there are much better things to do with his time?----like painting?

Really Nancy, this is stunning. : )

Jerry Stocks said...

This painting is so soft and beautiful. Love the wild flowers in the foreground. Can't believe 45 holes of golf. He would have heat stroke if he tried to do that here.