Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sunup on the Lake - Carpe Diem - Nancy Rose

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

A special thank you to my dear friend Nancy Rose, whose incredible photography inspired this painting. Please check out her photostream ! Most amazing work! www.flickr.com/photos/nancyandwayne/6309202927/in/photost...

This image of Nancy's so reminds me of North Carolina - though she lives miles and miles north of me. There's a wonderful bond among flicker-ites I think - when they share places of home or of things they love. There's a kind of resonance that speaks louder than words that melts the miles and makes the world a bit smaller. Thank you, Nancy, for this part of your world that can now be so much a part of mine.

The workshop went well yesterday - we had a demonstration and -- homework! This part of the week we're focused on snow -- and though we get only a few days of it during the year, it's such a special time for us when the while fluff doth fall. So today we return with our value sketches and we'll paint. It's a small group of ten women - most of us know a few of the others, so already there's some instant camaraderie. Some are beginning their painting journey, others are looking to try something different, still others are there to learn how to make improvements to their work. It's a good group.

Temperatures are in the 60s and 70sF again - seems so fickle and a bit of a challenge to imagine bare trees and blankets of white. I've pulled out some of my photographs from last winter and know in my soul that those cold, icy days aren't too far away.

Still, lingering on the porch in only a sweater was an absolute delight -- one more day without bundling up and having the heater run.

Hope you have a day of sunshine and creativity. And thank you for your most kind comments and invitations. They are most sincerely appreciated!


Teri C said...

It is a beautiful scene, so relaxing to look at.

Lorraine said...

WOW -- gorgeous. I love the sun coming through the trees and the bits of darker orange sprinkled in the background trees.

Glad you are having a good class. I know how you love to paint snow -- and I love to look at it from afar!


Joan T said...

Lovely, Lin!!! It looks like New York! Great job on the autumn colors.

I am anxiously waiting to see what you paint in class...a touch of winter.