Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sunrise - Thank You - Maurizio!

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

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!! (

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!


Lorraine said...

Oh WOW -- the colors are incredible. I love love love it. The sun, the reflections, the bit of dark places here and there are just right for the bright morning blaze of colors. You really outdid yourself on this one. It is breathtaking!

Big hugs,

Joan T said...

Wouldn't a day that started with a view like this be just super? You really captured the glow and wonderful colors. Nicely done, Lin!!!

Lynn said...

This is lovely! The reflections on the water are just perfect.

Janina B. said...

Ich habe Dein Bild schon bei Flickr bewundert. Es zieht mein Blick magisch an. Du hast echt eine wundervolle Stimmung hier gezaubert. Die Farben sind fantastisch und Dein Malstil auch;-)

Lynn said...

Oh and that sun! Wow!!!