decisions, decisions, decisions

You might remember I was renovating the kitchen areas of my house over the fall and winter? Now that the warmer weather is almost here it’s time to give my new old house a bit of a face life and paint the outside.  And that’s where the decisions come in – what colour to paint.

I narrowed down the choices  (and boy, are there ever lots of them)  and had some samples made. It’s a wonderful service the paint companies do to make up these little tins of paint you can use to sample your colour. So little paint can in hand, I walked round the house and studio and painted some patches of colour.

Part of the house is stucco and the rest is wood siding but I want to paint the whole thing the same colour. Some of my samples are on stucco while others are on the siding…

There are 3 colours in each of these images.  They only look a little bit different from one to the other at the sample size and the colours appear to change from one side of the house to the other. I painted a larger swatch ( 3 boards for each of the 3 colours) beside the studio door in the hopes I’ll be seeing more of it there!

As soon as it stops raining the painting begins, as long as I can decide on a colour. All opinions gratefully received!

A few of the members of  the Western Canada region of  SAQA came by this week, we got together to organize a group mailing to send our submissions for “Meet the Best of the West” show and for coffee and a catch-up as well . The 12 inch by 12 inch pieces are off to Alberta to begin their tour and will make their way back home to B.C. to be shown here as well . I’ll keep you posted as to where it’s heading.

Here’s Karen , Mardell, Linda and Jill showing off their hard work and mine as well, and a better image of my small piece. It was a challenge to work this small-scale but I enjoyed it! I did struggle deciding what to do but since the show is called “Meet the Best in the West” and the west is home to me, this is what I came up with.

Hope you like it.

Bye for now, Catherine




  1. I’m immediately drawn to the warmer cream, bottom and right. Possibly the other cream, top and left. Definitely not the cold greyish centre one!

    Lovely mini’s too.

  2. I like the mid blue color if i am reading the photos correctly. With all of the rainey days the darker one may seem gloomy. Is that the trim color also? I enjoyed your “best ” piece with the nest drawn and the quilting pattern and the color. Also liked the other ones. thanks for sharing.

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