Saturday, March 13, 2010

Egret and Marsh

Egret and Marsh
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

When C and I were in Charleston, we happened upon a flock of egrets flitting about the marshlands. They were smaller than the great whites, and I spent some time trying to capture them from the only bit of firm land we had -- unfortunately really too far away to do a photo justice with my simple 'point and snap' camera. Still, I wanted to try to capture a closer view of the marsh and the dazzling white of the egret. I didn't quite do justice to its reflection, but I really enjoyed playing with the colors and trying something different for me.

Rain continues .. grey, grey, grey. It's wonderfully warm though, and that feels terrific. I noticed that my winter daphne is just about in bloom -- and that plant has the most intoxicating scent for such tiny flowers. By next weekend, the fragrance should surround the entire front area of the property.

I've been working on my VP's retirement gift. His party is at the end of the month and I hate to see him leave. He's been mighty good to the Arboretum and to my staff and me.

I need to frame a number of paintings. I have been asked to submit two to the Art Show for the state's community college system. I've decided to be a bit 'conservative' in my selection for this group, since our college system is pretty traditional. I'm submitting "Rainy Day Blues"( and "Marsh Sunrise" ( for the show. They'll be on display for a year. I have two more to select for a juried show and I'll be a bit more 'modern' in submissions for that project.

Hope your weekend is restive and wonderful!


Anonymous said...

Lovely painting Lin -- the egret is so delicate and the colors in the water are magnificent! Wow.

Congratulations on all your "hangings" to come. I'm so happy your paintings have once again chosen to be hung and the others juried to be hung. You have really come a long way with your gorgeous artwork.


Joan said...

I love the feel of this piece!!! I love the egret and the colors you used make him really stand out.

Congrats on being in two upcoming exhibits!!! That is great!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Teri C said...

What a beautiful painting Lin, so full of life.

annie said...

I love the reflections of the grasses on the water. Really a lovely lovely painting, Lin.