Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunflowers for a Rainy Day

Sunflowers for a Rainy Day by linfrye
Sunflowers for a Rainy Day, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

1/8 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

The weather has turned cooler with rain, rain, rain and more rain - and this early in the morning (6:00 am EST) the dark is so DARK that the roads, especially with the precipitation, were difficult to navigate. I thought we might all be enjoy a bit of sunshine this morning in the form of some splash and splatter sunflowers.

I enjoy doing these types of paintings --- the freedom of splashing paint, the finding of form, the negative painting. It must be like the work of sculptors, in a way, the carving out of a 'thing' from the surrounding 'confusion.' Very meditative.

While we're having rain in our part of North Carolina, our mountains - four hours west of me - are having snow. Snowfall seems a bit late to the ski industry there, so we're hoping this snowfall will bring kick off the season for them.

Hope your day is sunny and bright!


Lorraine said...

Ah, just the sunshine I need this morning, along with lots of coffee! I love your splashy look and the yellow against the blue/green of the leaves. You are just like Karlyn, seeing things that the rest of us can't in your splashes. It's amazing the way you find those flowers in the positive and negative spaces. Kudos to you!

It has been raining way too much here too; fields flooded, rivers overflowing, and yes snow in our mountains too. Supposed to have two more days of rain but we are so water logged we are hoping the forecast is wrong.

Thanks for the bright start to my day!

Joan T said...

This painting helped bring a bit of sunshine into my day!!! Thank you.

Our weather is overcast with a few light showers. I went plein air painting with a friend this am and made it back to the car just as it started to really rain. That's what we are expecting the rest of the day...but sunshine tomorrow I hope! Have a great sunny day!