Friday, March 06, 2009
Morning Sunlight on Icy Snow
I painted this the following day, still remembering that brilliant light and icy snow, today -- all erased. My ice-tethered trees are now upright again, and temperatures are expected to be in the high 60s and 70s.
I had a good report from the eye doctor yesterday -- swelling down, infection about gone. He's given me 'eye' exercises to do .. and so I'm grateful that all is well -- thank YOU all for your kind concern and comments!
Being 'grounded' at home for the last week, even with limited vision, has been a blessing of relaxed time. I've been able to complete more deadlines in the space of uninterrupted hours than I could have at the office -- thus relieving a lot of stress that had been building as deadlines loomed.
My work is quite frenetic with long days and long nights, and so sketching or painting has to be squeezed in at the end of the day when fatigue colors my brush and paper along with the paint. Having a less frantic atmosphere with which to work has been a blessing...and I think it shows in my paintings. I return to the fray and bustle on Monday, grateful to be employed - but knowing that the intensity will continue as the economy remains dismal and less personnel are asked to do far more. It'll be back to practice and sketching during the week and sweet 'paint-time' on the weekends.
Still, I do love my work, and it definitely keeps me hopping! LOL It also provides an outlet for my own restless energy in a way that I hope will benefit a larger community. I suppose it's that old 'balance' rub and finding a way to keep things on a steady, more serene path. It's no wonder I tend to paint quiet scenes ... lol