Friday, January 02, 2009

PURPLE SUNRISE CROP


PURPLE SUNRISE CROP
Originally uploaded by linfrye
I was sitting at my computer the other morning, and when I glanced out my window--the sky was an absolute purple/pink of sunrise .... the colors portending the rain that followed.

The intense purple display didn't last 5 minutes, but enough time for me to grab my camera and snap some photos.

I began this sketching attempt by trying for a bit more realism; however, with all the company, obligations and holiday hoopla, I hurried the painting process and wound up with a more 'abstract' look ....

I cropped the image below, and I think I like the crop better-- though I"m not at all sure I like the sketch at all ...lol Still after a few days of it 'sitting', it's growing on me ....

Yesterday's festivities were mighty busy -- company, grands, cooking, the last full day of Mom's visit, packing, and the lke. We take Mom to the airport this morning. Knowing myself as I do, it'll be a let down to a wonderful holiday, two weeks off, and a return to a very quiet household. I've promised myself some intense painting time! LOL

The frigid cold weather kept Emily and Nick indoors for their visit, and they missed riding their bikes. Still, Emily and I played 'make-up' ... I haven't worn ANY make-up in years and years -- she 'glamorized' my eyes with red blush, and I sported pink AND purple nailplish - much the colors above -- mercy! My Mom was in hysterics! Nick lead us on a safari using a local map, backpacks, and clothes hanger 'shooters' to bag the polar bears (throw rug) for Charles to cook for dinner ... what a hoot! And what wonderful imaginations!

Stay warm everyone -- and once again, thank you for your most incredible support and comments yesterday!

9 comments:

squawmama said...

Good Morning Lin... Just wanted to stop by while I could and wish you a Happy New Year... We are up in North Florida in the middle of the woods and my internet reception is lousy... Sometimes I can pull up a blog and sometimes I can't... So if you don't see me as much it is only because I can't get on... We'll be back in civilization in a week or so... Have a GREAT day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Anonymous said...

Oh it's incredibly beautiful Lin -- but then you know how I love abstracts as well as almost any other kind of art. It reminds me of all the paintings on my little 2008 calendar by one of my favorites -- Wolf Kahn. I used to hate abstracts but they have really grown on me and now they are all I paint, when I paint LOl.
Hugs and thanks so much for this gorgeous Purple Sunrise!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Teri C said...

The colors and the feelings that this painting evoke are fabulous!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Happy New Year Lin.

Wishing your the best and creative days in this New Year.

Joan said...

Hi Lin - I keep going up & down looking at both purple sunrises and I can't tell which one I like better. They are both great!!! I am a purple lover and I like the misty quality you have here!!!

Teresa said...

Yummy, juicy colors!

Sounds like you've had a wonderful vacation.... you sure needed it! LOL!

mARTa said...

this is so expressive. It's alluring, magical, dreamy.......really a stunning piece.

africantapestry said...

This is a beautiful painting Lin, I wouldnt want it any other way! you should keep the business and all the hoopla going around you all year if it makes you bring out paintings like these! ! love that purple tree and the darks, It gives it so much drama...I think this isn't the cropped version? I had a look at the other one too, but I prefer this one. great work! Happy new year!
Ronell

annie said...

Breath-taking, Lin. You capture a special moment'
annie