Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Rocky Field


Rocky Field
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Yesterday turned out to be very busy, but at least not insane - thank heavens - but the intensity of the last two days has made me mighty tired this morning.

The field of rocks was painted in combination of a photo reference and the memory of the roadside fields I so love ...

I was looking over some of the paintings I've done lately (some not yet posted), and I'm noticing a fair amount of rocks in them. I don't have THAT many rocks in my local landscapes ... yet I still love how rocks and grasses seem to 'work' together.

The symbolism for rocks tends to go two ways: "... they may represent earthiness, sturdiness, stability, and a solid foundation. On the other hand they could represent physical obstacles, or difficulties which the dreamer may need to overcome" ...

The last two days were certainly challenging ... lol ...but the solidility and earthiness tends to ring true too ...

In any case ... rocks it is!

The wind is mighty strong this morning. Since our offices are in a mobile unit, we may have to find another location to work if things get too rough. We'll see ... meantime, have a great day!

5 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I just love rocks. My area is flat and rockless. You have captured the different hues and variations so well in this set of boulders. Keep those stones rolling so you don't gather moss. ;) Sorry I couldn't resist that.

Teri C said...

Beautiful rocks Lin! Just beautiful.

Teresa said...

Your rocks rock! (sorry, just couldn't resist :-)

Joan said...

Lin - I love how you combined the rocks and boulders with the local landscape. Did you mask out some of the grasses? Nicely done!!

africantapestry said...

Rocks are difficult to paint, but very interesting...as yours show here with those poatches of grass amongst them! Nice work!
Ronell