Thursday, September 25, 2008

Skateboarding and Painting

From left:
Expectation, watercolor

Pink Scarf, watercolor

Last weekend I took a little road trip with my son and three of his friends. We drove four hours to Kettering, Ohio to check out DC Skate Plaza, which my son referred to as the "mecca" of all skate parks. I wish I could say that I whipped out my skateboard and showed them all a few new tricks. Actually, I whipped out my paintbrushes and finished two paintings that I had started earlier. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time.

My husband didn't fair so well. He was in charge of getting our youngest son to his football game and later, to a birthday party. "Hey, no problem," I distinctly heard him say before I left. After forgetting the directions to the football game, they drove around for half an hour before getting there after the game started. After taking a little nap and waking 5 minutes before my son needed picking up from the birthday party, he rushed down the driveway, drove off the side and got the car stuck on an embankment. After the tow truck pulled him out, he picked up our son an hour late at the party. "How'd it go?" I asked.

"Hey, no problem."


hbedrosian said...

I'm sorry to hear about the car getting stuck- I hope your husband is okay. But what a beautiful finish to your two paintings!

Peggi Habets said...

Hi Holly,
Thanks. And, yes, Yves is fine (expect maybe for the bruised ego). It was pretty funny to hear him tell it.

Deborah Ross said...

I don't know you, but I sure know your husband!

Your little girl paintings are beautiful.

redchair said...

Love the story of your family. The two portraits are extraordinary. I especially love the little girl on the left and her fancy little bubble sleeve. (And her expression!) Beautiful job with light and shadow.

Manon Doyle said...

The portraits are beautiful Peggi! If you came 70 east another hour and a half we could of hung out and painted together. LOL!

Peggi Habets said...

Deb, I'll bet you do! Vikki, Deborah and Manon, Thanks so much.

Manon, I must have past your town because we traveled across Ohio from Pittsburgh. Shoulda joined me at the skatepark :-)

Charlotte said...

Beautiful portraits! The richness of the skin tones in the portrait on the left is incredible!

Karine said...

Lovely portraits, Peggi. I wonder how you make your subjects look so sweet and beautiful. That is not something I do very well.

No skateboard for you, huh? Those things are pretty scary, as one gets older. (no soft landings)

Your hubby had a tough day!

Emily Roe said...

Great portraits! I love "Expectation."