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Friday, July 24, 2015

Gloria J Zucaro's "Pastel Llama"

I enjoyed my vacation with my son, his wife and son Enzo who is seven. Enzo and I had a lot of fun on the trip to LA and San Diego.  When my son and his wife were looking at houses, we played double solitaire, and I taught him the card game Crazy Nines.  He caught on so quickly he was consistently beating me!!  It was great to see him peak into my motel  room each morning to see if I was awake yet.  I would have my cup of coffee sitting on the bed while he played on his I-Pad, then we would start our game of cards.  We played until Mom and Dad were ready to go for breakfast.

I painted this pastel of a Llama before our trip.  It is from a National Geographic cover photo by Anthony Smallwood and was taken in Cusco, Peru.


10" x 8" on Pastel Board
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, Twitter, Facebook, Google and Pinterest

Have a great week.
Gloria

16 comments:

  1. Hi Nora. Thank you! I looked at your post and you are very prolific and creative! As far as using pastels/"chalk", you can't seal them with anything other than a fixative(spray on) I believe, and it will darken the colors usually.

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  2. beautiful work Gloria, and glad you are enjoying making treasured family memories!

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    1. Thank you Christine. Yes, especially since they might move out there and be so far away from Illinois!

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  3. Beautiful! The time with your grandson and your llama.

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    1. Thank you Susan. I did had so much fun!

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  4. Glad you had such a nice trip. It is great spending time with family, isn't it? And your llama is fantastic.

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    1. Thank you Erika. I appreciate your comments.

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  6. Fabulous painting Gloria....I love it! I played cards with my daughter as soon as she could talk...I love this story! I have in draft a little about my card games with her! A wonderful way to hone math skills and intuition!! Thanks for sharing and so glad you had such a great time!! I feel an air of lightness and joy in your writing voice!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. A wonderful painting Gloria! Happy PPF!

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  8. Your Llama is spectacular, both in color and rendition. I loved reading about your vacation with your grandson, which sounds like you have a marvelous relationship with. Happy belated PPF and Blessings, my friend!

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  9. This is fabulous! Glad you had so much fun with your grandson. What a great age he is!

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  10. Incredible pastel painting Gloria. You are gifted when it comes to color. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with Enzo. :) Those times are precious. Happy Sunday to you! xx

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