Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Caramel Woodlands

Caramel Woodlands
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

My computer desk sits across the window with a view of my back woodlands. The sun rises to the far left of this view and as it makes its way across the sky, it beams its rays right into the window as it climbs over the treeline. In the evening, about an hour before it sets, the sun's rays shine through the woods highlighting bits of the tree boles - turning the entire scene into a pot of caramel and butter. What a golden, buttery glow!

I took several photos of this through my window ... the light changing with every second ... and that glow lasting mere minutes. It was a challenge to capture it in paint too .. but fun! It's amazing to me to watch the play of light across a particular location - morning through evening, season through season. The beech leaves are still holding as well as some of the burnt sienna oak leaves throughout these acres.

It's also been a sublime joy to have that elusive TIME to rest, to do those chores it's hard to find time to do ... and most of all ... to paint .. especially more complex scenes like this.

Today it's errand running and more organizing. Yep, it sure feels like I'm moving things from one corner of my house to the other with little 'change.' Oh well, I suppose the exercise is good after the holidays! LOL

Have a great one!


Teri C said...

It is indeed a beautiful view! So lovingly done.

Happy New Year Lin.

Lorraine said...

Oh my, buttery caramel is right. I love the way you've captured the light and also the various shades on the trees. Just gorgeous.

I did errands yesterday so am in today to do housework and "put stuff back where it belongs" stuff -- and make chili -- Brr -- very cold with show on the ground here.

Joan said...

Yeah!! Beautiful scene captured so well in the caramel colors!! I would sit in that spot all day and watch the light change. Well done! I hope you are enjoying your time off. Have a great day!