Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gold Ornament - "Celebration" - Thank you, Ronah! Merry Christmas!

1/8 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

This painting was inspired by a glorious photo taken by my dear friend, Ronah (www.flickr.com/photos/kookie895/6499102511/in/photostream). THANK YOU SO MUCH for the inspiration!!! Please stop by Ronah's flickr stream for some amazing and glorious works!

Today is the first day of winter .... the solstice has passed, and now, ever slowly by bits and bits of time, with each circle of the earth our days will begin to lengthen. I know, I know, it's hard to believe, when in the northern hemisphere, the cold, damp, freezing temperatures have really set in, and the deep dark of night seems longer than ever. A trick of perception perhaps ...the cold making those jet black nights seem longer than they are. For most of us, we'll rise in the dark, travel to work in the dark or just at daybreak, and end our workdays -- in the dark once again.

Another reason, I think, for the wonderful emphasis on "light" during this special season. The twinklings on the tree, starlight, candles in the windows, flames of fireplaces, Advent wreath candles, the shininess of gold and silver -- all offer that mystery and magic of light than can illuminate even the densest, deepest dark...

Let your light shine this holiday season! Let's make merry!

3 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh this is gorgeous Lin and your talent really shines on the excellence of your technique -- those rounded edges, the light hitting them at just the right places. It's hard to believe this is not a photograph. I love the bit of tree branches around the ornament. Woweeeeeeee.
Incredible.

Big hugs and may the lights of the season shine extra bright for you this year.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Another beautiful painting. May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

All the best to you,
Joan

Teri C said...

It's beautiful and love the composition.