Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Pansies by linfrye
Pansies, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

1/2 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

The days, though longer in sunlight, seem to be fleeing with as much speed as lightning and are as filled as our ponds these rainy weeks. I can hardly find time lately to breathe let alone paint, and I can tell it's taking a toll of my tranquility! I painted this earlier this spring .... and though I am painting larger images more frequently, I'm finding it harder and harder to get to the painting table as often, or as long, as I'd like. Life, as they say, has a way of moving one in other directions.

Still, each day I do put paint to paper, but can't get to finishing a work for several days .... then something else pops up before I have time to post it ... ah well, this will pass ... I just hope it passes quickly, I am missing that 'zone' I am able to get into when painting that really helps me relax and dream.

This weekend will be another busy one. We'll be visiting my daughter and grands and take in a dance recital for both of them -- adorable!! It will be a quick visit and I'm looking forward to seeing the girls since we haven't seen them since the holidays. They're growing so fast!!! Our phone conversations have taken on that 'adult' tone that seems to move children from simply "Hi Nonna" -- to real "Guess what I did this weekend" chats! Wonderful -- but will be even better to see them.

Hope you have a great week... stay dry...


Teri Casper said...

Such soft and beautiful colors.

Janina B. said...

Negative Malerei vom feinsten liebe Lin. GrĂ¼sse Dich

Joan T said...

Awesome color!!! Pansies always make me smile.

Sorry you haven't had the time to work on your art as much as you'd like, but I'm sure things will calm down a bit soon.


Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Oh Lin, beautiful, love pansies and you are a master at capturing the brilliant colors of nature.

Elizabeth Smith said...

I have the same problem - never enough painting time - so many interruptions and things that MUST be done. Ack. Still, you're making the most of your time, even if you make a start.

These are so lovely - the colors, patterns and textures are wonderfully dream-like...ahhhhh...

Lorraine said...

Oh how lovely -- the dreamy quality mixed the lighter and darker colors of the more defined pansies makes a fascinating study! Unique and so interesting -- a lot to look at and admire, over and over.
I love it!