Monday, July 08, 2013

Field of Cosmos - Brusho

Field of Cosmos  - Brusho by linfrye ..
Field of Cosmos - Brusho, a photo by linfrye .. on Flickr.

Arches 140#CP
Brusho WC Paints
Winsor Newton Artist Quality Paints

Summer is zooming by as days are filled with gardening, grands, classes, gatherings, chores and the like. The languid summers I remember as a youth seem so very long ago, and while I thoroughly enjoy an 'active life' ... those days of napping by the poolside, leisure reading, sun bathing, and quietude seem only dreamlike now.

Still, there are moments when that peaceful stillness descends ... typically early in the morning, just before or just after the sun rises, the dew moist on the grass, the birds just beginning their morning songs, in the garden I gather berries, figs, produce. The air is fragrant and cool, and the day before me holds its promise .... How I love those moments ...

And I love too those fragments 'in the sun' too ... coming across a sun-lit field of flowers ... the the light glinting off he grasses and flowers bobbing in the breeze. Those too are magic summer memories. I tried to capture that feeling here in this field of zinnias painted with Brusho watercolor powders. I wanted a vibrant feeling filled with all the light and glow of a summer afternoon.

I'm thoroughly enjoying the Brusho - its unpredictability and spontaneous results. Lots of fun .. especially on summer days - their vivid colors mirroring the light-filled season.

Have a great week.


ann @ studiohyde said...

Love the colours you have put together in this paintingツ

Joan T said...

The Brusho gives such a vibrant explosion of color. This is really lovely!!! Looks like you are enjoying using this medium.

Teri Casper said...

Wow oh wow, love those colors!!
Never even heard of Brusho, have to go find some.

Lorraine said...

This is such a vibrant and "summery" painting Lin. You are really become a Brush expert!!

Your prose this morning was delightful to read and brought back lots of memories. You have such a poetic way of writing. I still think you should write a book with your wonderful paintings as illustrations. And now you're thinking: HA, and where will that time come from!!

Big hugs,