Saturday, August 02, 2008
Terra Cotta Still Life with Tomatoes
My friend Nancy and I got together at her amazing studio for art and chat time! There is nothing better than being able to share what you love doing with a friend you love to be with! I don't think we stopped talking all day!!
This was my first time painting in a studio where the lighting was natural and perfect and clearly illuminated all the nuances of color and shadow in the still life we set up to paint. My gracious, the difference LIGHT makes!! But of course, we all KNOW that -- but to really SEE that and experience that -- wow!
The day was such a joy!
I came home to a further extension of grace. My neighbors (the honey and zinnia growers) called to say their figs were ready for picking ... so off we went to spend some time beneath the boughs of their huge fig tree, chatting, picking and eating the sweetness of these plump, delectible fruits while the sun wound its way westward.
Home again to begin the weekend's jam and preserve making activity and to send prayers of gratitude for friends, food, art and days that are an extraordinary blessing.