1.13.2008

Comforts

The leisurely Sundays encouraged amateur painters to celebrate life's pleasures with paint strokes on everything from canvas to cardboard...painting everything from floral still lifes, portraits and landscapes. Old landscape scenes provide a sense of comfort, romance and contrast to a room filled with pretty, pale furniture. This is a wonderful example of an oil on paper board. It's a dawn scene and with the dark pine trees, cabin or cottage in the woods and the dark blue mountains, this landscape has a mysterious or brooding quality to it.

Sweet Linda of Somewhere in Time talked about comfort foods on her last post. She posted a recipe for corn chowder that I just had to try. Today was so cold and rainy that the chowder was perfect for our Sunday nite supper. Thank you Linda for that super recipe. DH had two big bowlfuls of it. Try it! xo Lynn



28 comments :

Esther Sunday said...

Lynn - I love the picture! I have dabbled in painting myself (in fact I am going to post some pics of may work in my next post). I have done one oil - I LOVED IT! Since then, I always look at oils (or prints of oils)to see coloring, style, technique. Can't say much about the chowder - I can't stand corn. Except popcorn. Guest I could substitute with popcorn? Love, Esther

Esther Sunday said...

P.S. How is your daughter-in-law doing these days? Love, Esther

Esther Sunday said...

PPS. - Go, be free my friend - travel on your own! Once you do, you will wonder why you didn't do it before! I travelled smart. Drove only during the day. Once I got into the hotel that is where I stayed. I didn't eat in restraurants so that I didn't have conversation with people about my traveling. Also, had mace at my fingertips at all times. Didn't shower, either so I was to stinky to approach. (just kiddin.)

Classic Charm said...

Hi Lynn,

Yum your corn chowder looks so good, you're making me hungry, and it's much too late to eat now - ha! I love the painting too, it's so calming.
Rose

bj said...

The corn chowder sounds so good. I will make some when I can!
Many thanks for the prayers...I do so appreciate them.
hugs, bj

Alison Gibbs said...

Lynn that corn chowder looks so yummy.
Alison

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

There is such charm in an old painting!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Lynn!

I love those kinds of paintings. Especially a cottage in the woods surrounded by an overgrown garden. AAgghh. My dream home!

The chowder looks delicious! I just love hearty comforting soups and stews! I will have to try that. Thank you for sharing!

Hugs,
Amy

Janet said...

Love corn chowder, we always put a bit of bacon in it. Today would be a good soup as it is snowing and blowing limbs are a falling from trees. Brrr...
Janet

NAME: CIELO said...

wow, Lynn, you are making me so hungry for lunch... and it's not even 9:30a.m. :) Corn chowder for lunch sounds good to me! :)

Have a lovely day my friend!

Cielo

Merci-Notes said...

Hi lynn,
I saw you over at Roxie's blog and just stopped to say a few things.
I like going barefoot also! I love flip flops and the styles that came out a few years back that make the flip flpo style into a leather summer 2 inch flip flop heel. My summer shoes!!!
I visited your shop and love your things! I will be stopping in again!
With kindness,
Mary

Sandi McBride said...

beautiful pictures...lovely post...and why is everyone showing me food today??? lol
hugs
Sandi

Dee Light said...

Yummy, corn chowder sounds so good!!! Thanks for passing it along.

Dee Light said...

Yummy!!! Corn Chowder sounds so good. Thanks for passing it along.

Linda said...

Hi Lynn, this is a lovely landscape...it reminds me of a friends cabin near Lake Tahoe.
Thank you for the sweet comments and I'm glad you enjoyed the corn chowder.
On your walk did you find any heart stones? I hope so, I think it's just fun looking for them. Linda

PAT said...

Somewhere in our back storage room, we have a round mirror, painted similar to this. I should get it out. It would be perfect in J's "lodge"!

Pat

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Lynn, some of those paintings can be wonderful finds.

As far as comfort food goes..one of my all time favorites for anytime I'm feeling tired, blue or just plain need a pick me up, is a cup of tea. I swear tea does wonders when I'm sick as well. Soup is another big one, seems to have restorative powers.

Susie Q said...

Such a beautiful post dear Lynn. Oh how good the soup looks. We are having some corn chowder this week...it is absolutely restorative!
And hot tea...so good for what ails you!

Your photos are so pretty...

Hugs,
Sue

Counting Your Blessings said...

That reminds me, we have the starving artist show here this weekend - YAY! Your chowder looks amazing. Would be great right now as it's snowing here. Blessings.. Polly

Tara said...

It looks like we could have used that recipe here tonight, it's about 20 degrees!
I just began a blog and hope you'll visit, I think yours is great!
http://daysmissedonahammock.blogspot.com/

Classic Charm said...

Hi Lynne,
Sorry I missed you when you stopped by, I would have packed up some Empanadas for you, they were yummy don't you think??? Glad I made you laugh, in fact I crack myself up sometimes...ha! And you've got a birthday creeping up on you huh? Well happy birthday, and a great big hug and kiss on the cheek to you! I'm dreading my birthday next month, I guess I should just face it! You look sooo wonderful! I just know age isn't going to be that nice to me...
Rose

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Lynn, that is a beautiful landsscape, so serene. And corn chowder is perfect, love anything with corn in it! Just got back from the Post Office, so excited!! Will email sson :) Jenn and Jacqui

melissa @ the inspired room said...

That looks WONDERFUL! Thanks so much for sharing! Wish someone was cooking that up for me right now!
xoxox

Britt-Arnhild said...

For years I dreamed about mastering the art of painting. Now I've come to realise that I can paint with words instead of colours.

Back Through Time said...

Glad you chowder turned out! I love cabin paintings, they look inviting
Hope you have a great week!
Michelle

Terri said...
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Michelle said...

Lynn, that landscape is so magical..I just wish I could jump into it. The chowder looks good..I gotta make that!

Michelle

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Now that is NOT a bowl of corn chowder... that is barely enough to dip your cornbread in.
When I make soup, I make a huge pot.
We like a tummy full =D

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