Wednesday, October 16, 2013


I won't lie, it's been difficult to paint, as much as I love it, after the exciting weekend we had with family and friends at my son's wedding.  But I managed to finish this little piece and it was all I needed to get back in the swing.

Growing up in Philadelphia I enjoyed all the favorite summer pass times a city kid can hope for, such as, bombing the neighbor kids with water balloons, jumping into a full blast open fire hydrant for refreshment and a good round of double dutch.  But I have to say Jacks was my favorite game.
It involved throwing ten of these mental spikes down, letting the ball bounce once as you picked up the required number of jacks and catching the ball before it hit the ground for a second time.  It would start with one and a time (onesies), then two at a time (twosies) all the way up to the super challenging all ten at a time.  I had some scrapings and callouses on the outside of my hand by the end of every summer.
My own well earned badge of honor.  Ahh, good times.

 Watercolor,  7" x 20"
©Carmella Tuliszewski

I've been wanting to practice painting colored metal in prep for a future painting I have in mind and this was perfect.  The swishy blue lines are meant to symbolize my hand flying down and sweeping up the jacks one after another.

Well now that I'm back at it again, I start a larger painting tomorrow.
Have a good evening!
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