Photos to Paint: January 2011

| January 12, 2011
Photos to Paint: January 2011

January 2011 Photos to Paint Challenge

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January’s Photos to Paint Challenge

It has been a rough week. Without getting into the gory details, a planned outpatient surgery ended up turning into a full blown ordeal. Doctors were everywhere and they all have been fabulous. I can’t say enough about the nurses too. It takes a special kind of person to do what they do with a smile on their face. I had surgery two days ago and am on the mend. Let’s just say that I am glad I came to the hospital when I did. With the medication fog starting to wane I thought it was about time to get the first Photos to Paint challenge up for the New Year. Oh yeah…Happy New Year!

Have fun with the light and shadow on this one. I was drawn into taking this picture first by the light and then by the colorful houses along Santa Monica Boulevard. I also thought the pier was infinitely interesting with its “Pleasure Island” look. Remember Pinocchio?

Please use the form below to submit your painting by the last day of January. Your picture should be a high-quality jpg image that is at least 480 pixels along its longest dimension at 72 pixels per inch.

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  1. Nancie says:

    Lee – sorry to hear about your health issues, but glad to hear you are on the mend now. I was afraid something was wrong, you are usually not gone all that long without posting.

    Love the image you selected for the challenge. Santa Monica – yep, spent some time there too. I look forward to painting on this.

    Wishing you the best and hope for a rapid return to your normal self! Oh, and yes, Happy New Year to you also! – Nan

  2. Jean Nelson says:

    Hi Lee, I too wondered about your silence. But am glad that you’re recovering and up and about.

    I too used to live near the Santa Monica pier – just a bit south in Venice. I have liked this pic since the first time you posted it and wished then that it could have been a challenge photo. So happy that it is.

  3. AutumnLeaves says:

    Oh I do hope I can manage this one. I absolutely love this shot, Lee!

    And glad to know you are on the mend and I do hope that you are well and on the road to a full recovery!

  4. Randy says:

    Lee sorry to hear about your extended hospital visit. I trust everything is mended?

    The painting challenge looks tough!

  5. Tracy says:

    Glad you’re back Lee. As I have found, it’s hard to keep a good man down! Everything looks great!

  6. Lee says:

    Thanks Trace! You are the best!

  7. Lee says:

    Thanks for the well wishes everyone. Feeling better everyday. Trying to let this build a little character and help me keep everything in perspective!