Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Christmas Time!

Christmas is just around the corner and we are so relieved to be DONE with construction. Just in time!!! I thought you might like to see some pictures of what we have been up to. Below is what our family room looked like in October. Bare studs and concrete floor. The outside wasn't much better as we had a 5 foot trench around the perimeter of the house.

This is a picture of the same room that I took this morning. It is fast becoming my favorite spot in the house especially with a wind chill below zero today!! The other end of the room is a game area with pool table, darts etc. It is a room we always congregate in on Christmas day.
We even got as far as putting up a tree! I am so excited to not be living in piles and construction dust in every corner of the house.

In between everything I have been doing some painting. I completed a commission of the Island House Hotel for a nice couple that were celebrating their 30th anniversary. It seems that the Island House is where they always stay and holds many memories.

I also completed a painting of Vinnie, one of my friends faithful companions. This was a real labor of love as this dog is SO cool.. I have wanted to paint him for quite some time.

I promise NOT to post anymore blogs with reference to mold, construction or anything related.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season and that 2011 holds the best for you and your families. I want to thank all my collectors for making 2010 a great year and I look forward to seeing all of you again next year,
Till next year,


Mona said...

Gail, so glad to see your room in wonderful shape, and I love the look in this room too, esp. over by the pot-belly stove!

Love all four of your recent paintings, and I can see that Vinnie is quite the character by how beautifully you have portrayed him! All the best for Christmas and 2011.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

I agree with Mona! Beautiful room and so glad you aren't dealing with the mold! Lovely new work and Vinnie LOOKS like a cool dog too! Stay warm and The best to you in 2011!

Gail Hayton said...

Thanks Mona and Barbara,
We contracted the outside repair work but did a lot of the interior ourselves. Walls, wood floor etc. I am so glad it is over. Want to put my creative energy into my artwork. Vinnie IS a character. My friend was thrilled with the painting which made me happy! Here is to a better 2011 for all of us.

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist said...

The house looks charming and inviting Gail and I know you're glad to be back to normal.

I LOVE Vinne! The gaze is priceless.

Gail Hayton said...

Wes and Rachelle,
Thanks for the kind words. I had a great time painting Vinnie-I may paint him again next year. So happy the house is done. Now I can concentrate entirely on painting. Merry Christmas!

DEB said...

So glad you can live in your home again Gail! I'm sure Christmas in the trailer wouldn't be the same. Love your paintings. Architecture is the hardest subject for me. I love it, but it is so exacting. You did it really well!

Merry Christmas!

Gail Hayton said...

Yes, we are so happy to have construction done. Spent the last couple of weeks deep cleaning the construction dust out of the rest of the house. I agree that architecture is tough. That is what a lot of my collectors want, however, so I devise ways to make it work!