9" x 12"
The start of a day with the bright rise of the sun is a view that seems to bless the hours ahead. There's a joyful hopefulness in such light -- and for me, a lifting of the spirit as though in prayer. The photographs by my friend, Maurizio - have that quality. To me, each capture of such a sunrise brings such a feeling of optimism - so much so that I am captivated and enthralled by his work.
Maurizio graciously allowed me to use one of his photos to use as a reference for this painting - and I thank YOU, Maurizio!! (www.flickr.com/photos/53359531n04/6859614072/in/photostream).
For my interpretation, I gave the scene a 'later-in-the-morning' light and there's more pinkness in the painting than in the scan.
I also fell in love with the light on the water and the marsh. It so reminded me of Charleston and all the mornings I spent there as I raised my children .... the gentle lapping of the water against the lowlands, the soft soughing of the wind through the grasses. The promise of the sunrise for a warm, bright day ahead.
Thank you, Maurizio - for your brilliant photography and the inspiration and memory it invokes.
Have a bright, sunny, wonderful day!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Sunrise - Thank You - Maurizio!
9" x 12"