Monday, June 20, 2011

Morning Sunrise Before the Rain

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

This is a painting from my archives ... Folks have asked me if I have an endless 'archive' ... but I assure you, I don't! LOL What a have are a handful of those paintings that I have a love/hate relationship with -- there are days I'll look at something I've painted and decide I should toss it, but I'm not quite 'sure' ... so I hold onto it -- and then there are other days the same painting looks better .... this is one of those.

I remember this particular morning - looking out at my woodlands with streaks of brilliant colors surrounded by the purply dark trees as the sun made its way east - glowing the sky --- then as quickly fading to storm-metal gray ...

Our own thunder storm woke me last night - finally giving us a bit of welcome rain ... yahoo!

The weekend with the grands was fabulous - but oh, we are no longer young. My son and his finance had their 'batchelor/ette' celebrations this weekend too - and when they came to pick up Emily and Nick and our dinner and dishes were completed, we were all ready for a long night's slumber! LOL

Much yet to do before the wedding next weekend. More company and deadlines ....

Hope you have a great week!


Lorraine said...

Oh my goodness this is so striking Lin. I'm so glad you didn't throw this away but put it safely in the archives. It is breathtaking and reminds me of Wolf Kahn, who lives and paints in Vermont and Italy!!

Incredible. I love love love it.
Big hugs and yahoo for the rain. We've also had it off and on the past three days and the greenery and ground are looking like they welcome it!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Yes Lin, this is a breathtaking piece. Also, how exciting for you with the up and coming wedding. Enjoy, and thank you for sharing this lovely painting.

Joan T said...

I love the riot of color behind the trees!!!!!! Wow! Great job on the daylily too.

Glad you had such a great family weekend! Enjoy your day!

Teri C said...

Oh my Lin, this is gorgeous Lin!! Love the colors.