Friday, December 31, 2010

Oxford Morning After the Ice

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP
New Year's Eve

2010 is ending....and a new year is about to unfold. With it comes all the hopes and promises, potentiality and dreams for things to improve, ideas to become real, situations to become more joy-filled.

For so many, this year has had incredible challenges, changes and conflicts, and with these too, the joys, surprises and miracles that also come into our lives to sustain us through the difficulties. In other words, 2010 has been another year filled with the 'stuff' of life.

In the quiet of this morning, I'll reflect on the year and years past, and I'll also be praying for the new year ahead - wishing for all prosperity, joy, laughter, family, friends, creativity and peace.

Snow still covers our landscape as rising temperatures this week turns the fields of white to dark mud ...but I can't help thinking of this painted capture of a corner of my world - where, for a brief moment, silence, stillness, and the quiet of innocent snow offers the world a moment of pure peace.

Happy New Year's Eve!


annie said...

I am loving all of these icy scenes with those misty backgrounds, one after another, as you share them. They are not only beautiful but they put me at once into one of those moments when we stand in the woods, surrounded by this hush that snow brings and a sense of peace "in the quiet of this morning" beside you. Thank you, Lin.

Joan said...

Oooooooooooh!!! I just love the soft, misty look to this landscape. Beautiful!!!!

Wishing you all the best for a great 2011!

Lorraine said...

Such beautiful and hopeful sentiments to go along with a quiet, contemplative, beautiful scene. I love love love this painting Lin. The misty background contrasting with the winter tree in the foreground is perfect. And the bits of darker underbrush, scattered with snow in the front keep my eye moving front to back and back again. Love the colors, the details and especially the snow and mist. Thank you so much.
Big hugs,

Carole said...

Happy New Year, Lin! As always, when I come back to visit your blog, your paintings have become even more beautiful. You have a way with capturing light that makes them quite ethereal. Hope you and your family have a great 2011!