Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sun's Coming - Thank YOU - Denis Colette!!

10" x 13"
Arches 140#CP

I've always loved the woodlands and the gift of water that runs through them is an especial blessing this time of year. The creeks are flowing once again, the frogs have begun their chorus, and when the light makes its way through the dense foliage, there is a magical moment that is almost transcendent.

This inspired feeling was what I felt the first time I saw Denis' image 'Wild Poem' (www.flickr.com/photos/deniscollette/4147040318/in/photost...). I was transfixed by the light he captured and awed by the play of colors and forms. I was absolutely enchanted!

I was finally able to attempt a bit of that feeling through my interpretation of Denis' photo in watercolors. I've given my version a bit more light for the springtime of the year ... but hope that the magical feeling that was evoked by Denis can also be felt in this work.

Thank you once more, Denis, for your permission to use your photo as a reference for this work -- and more - for the magic your work continually inspires!

I think the painting is fitting today as well, as it is the first day of daylight savings. Last night, we set our clocks ahead so that more daylight hours will be available in the evening time. For me, that means waking in the dark and driving to work in the dark, but being able to work and play more in the evening hours. Hmmm.... I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not when it seems more and more of us are sleep deprived! LOL

I hope your day is wonderful ...and you can enjoy an hour more more of sunlight!

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5 comments:

Janina B. said...

Wow Lin. Dein Bild ist unglaublich schön. Es wird mir bei Anschauen warm ums Herz. Ich mag die Natur so sehr und Deine Landschaft hier wirkt so unberührt. Herrlich;)

Lorraine said...

Incredible painting Lin -- oh the light on the foliage and the water and reflections -- the colors you've used and the entire composition. I sat and looked and looked and looked. I immediately thought: A river runs through it but your descriptions are much more apt. How delightful and appropriate to see this first with my morning cup of java, with the sun coming through the curtains -- even knowing I lost an hour of sleep LOL.
I am absolutely blown away by the beauty of your painting.
Big hugs,
Lorraine

Joan T said...

Beautiful job on this...great color and reflections. I also love the one of the berries below.

It was so nice to come back from vacation and have daylight at 7 pm. Enjoy the extended days!

maria said...

wunderschön, hier ist die gefühlte stille, natur pur - dieses bild spricht mich ungemein an, einfach toll
gruße maria

Teri Casper said...

Gorgeous and so beautifully sunny!