Friday, January 02, 2009
PURPLE SUNRISE CROP
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!