Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Barn and Flowers

Barn and Flowers by linfrye
Barn and Flowers, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

1/8 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

My practice work for the week - I'm still playing with landscape approaches and ideas. I love the flowers in this and that old barn - so reminescent of the barns I try to capture in my own county. To me, this view represents summer at its best - tawny fields, wild grasses and lots of flowers ...

HOT HOT HOT here! Today will reach a heat index of 105F!! We have a wildfire burning on the coast making our air not only stifflingly hot, but so filled with smoke, it's difficult to breathe. The thunderstorm last night helped clear the air a bit, but it left its humidity - make being out of doors mighty unpleasant.

In other parts of our country, floods are threatening so many states .. prayers and thoughts for folks facing another type of weather challenge ...

At the rate we're going, I suspect it'll be a long, hot, difficult summer...

I suspect it'll be a long, hot, difficult summer at the rate we're going.



Lorraine said...

Your painting looks just like the heat hazed day you describe. Almost like a fog -- that old saying -- humidity so thick you can cut it with a knife. I love the soft, lazy hazy summer look of it.

We had one of those here yesterday but fortunately rain last night and our days will be rain-filled and in the 80's for several days which will be a relief -- except for those trying to keep up with the grass mowing! KY is having it's share of flooding but so far not in our area. So sad to see and hear the stories. What a weather year or two it has been. Flood, fires, and storms, and now hurricane season.


Joan T said...

Love the soft look of the grasses and the tree line. This is the perfect summer in the country painting...all the right elements.

Have a great day! Hope the heat improves. They are forecasting thunderstorms here for the next few days...we'll see.

Teri C said...

So beautiful and fresh.
Wish I could send you some of our rain and 70 degree temps.

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