Sunday, October 09, 2011

The Lake - Leeds Castle, Kent - THANK YOU IAN!

1/8 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

A friend and I were discussing how words and paintings inspire us in all sorts of ways - music too - and so many images posted on Flickr never fail to inspire and uplift me - and Ian Dalton's work ( is one of those inspiring sites that I often turn to for just such musing. THANK YOU, Ian, for the inspiration - yet again!

It's SOOOO GOOOD to get my computer back from the shop - and to know that it is free of all the snags that seemed to give me trouble the last few weeks. C and I spent the day yesterday running errands - a trip to the Farmer's Market - always a festive event, groceries, eye doctor, this store and that, a walk around the neighborhood - all filled with the cool fall weather, sunshine, relaxation, and the landscape in golden, bright, delicious tones. Absolutely DELIGHTFUL!

I've begun seeing more and more reds in the trees and shrubs --- and with the rain coming and more cold nights, it will be a fast few weeks and our peek color should be dazzling!

The balers are in the fields, and I hope to capture a few photographs of my favorite hay bales and barns ...what can I say ... I love 'em! LOL



Lorraine said...

You had great inspiration for this painting and it turned out beautifully. I love the color palette. Remember when I was doing teal, yellow/gold, and orange with fabrics LOL. So of course I love your last two paintings especially!

I was just yesterday reading that every thing about how one type of artistic field inspires another -- just as you listed: music, writing, poetry, photography and other types of art. I have also been reading quite a few books and watching videos about the lives of various artists through the years. During the time of the Impressionists, many painters had writers or poets that they worked closely with -- usually one and one -- and they inspired each other's work. Wonderful thought.

Enjoy your day and so glad your computer is now working again.
Big hugs,

Teri C said...

So pretty and peaceful.