Tuesday, March 06, 2012

On the Water

On the Water by linfrye
On the Water, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

Half Sheet
Arches 140#CP

There's a peacefulness I find in the colors or orange, yellow and terra-cotta...and I find that painting with violet and burnt sienna gives me just the right tones and variation that I find relaxing and meditative. My son, a Clemson-fan, also loves these colors and several of my 'orange' paintings are on his walls.

The colors remind me of Italy, and clay pots, and the earth that I love. The violet/orangy blend also reminds me of that golden light before night settles in, when the earth seems to quiet, and the rush of the day is behind us ...

Starring at watery reflections also brings me to that meditative state, as do the sounds of water lapping the shoreline, the sound of frogs calling to one another, the music of crickets playing their serenade.

Peace...
Meditation...
Serenity ....

May we bask in it whenever we can ...

6 comments:

Lise Steenerson said...

Beautiful Lin. And it's funny but the first thought that popped into my mind when I looked at your painting (before I read your words) was..."Peace and serenity"

Lynn said...

Your art is beyond awesome.

Joan T said...

The colors remind me of Italy too. I love the serenity and peaceful mood of this. Nicely done!

Hope your day is great!

Teri Casper said...

Beautiful serenity!

maria said...

wow lin its very beautiful and a great work, I love your paintings
greetings maria

Lorraine said...

Ah yes, all you've said is true. Your painting is so real to life and yet original; how do you do that??? Yes, this painting would be a good one to meditate with -- I could get lost in it.
Hugs,
Lorraine