Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Florida Marsh

Florida Marsh
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice
9" x 12"
Arches 140# CP

Walking toward the county park while in Florida, we came across a wonderful marsh area. It was bathed in foggy light and the greys of rain.... At home, I decided to turn the scene into more of a fall coloring ... On my work screen, the colors of this painting seem a bit off to me -- at home, the light and marsh are more yellow - like the golden color of sea oats....

It rained here last night - buckets and torrents of wind - I got to my friend's house in the dead of dark ... creeping along rural roads trying to see beyond meager headlights -- whew. I was ever relieved to get indoors - warm and dry. We're in for a rainy week it seems ...

We're also scheduled to decorate our holiday tree for the Festival of Trees ... our colors this year - silver and blue -- festive in all this grey rain ... and mostly decorated with natural materials - pine cones sprayed silver and metallic blue, ornamental grass plumes, ivy sprayed silver ...

Hope your day is sunshiney!


Lorraine said...

I really like the red brush/bushes in the front and how you accented that in the trees. Lovely overall -- again!

You must have gotten our rain; we has partial sun in the afternoon; now very cold!
Enjoy the tree decorating. We saw a display in an historic house last week (went for an art show) and the decorations in one room were a very light turquoise/teal and brown with lots of silver. Very elegant.

Joan said...

I like the color of the marsh grasses...very autumnal!! It looks great!

We are having a sunshiny day...but on the cool side. It was only 31 degrees when I went for my walk at 7 this morning. I had to scramble around to find something with a hood to keep my head warm.

Teri C said...

Oh wow Lin, it is a gorgeous scene!