Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunflowers - pen and wash

Sunflowers - pen and wash by linfrye ..
Sunflowers - pen and wash, a photo by linfrye .. on Flickr.

140# Arches 140#CP

Thank you all for your well wishes for the festival. It was fun, exciting and successful! The day couldn't have been more beautiful - sunshine, low humidity, and not too warm. There were over 50,000 people at the festival, and the sea of humanity kept walking and talking and looking and laughing, eating and enjoying hour after hour. I want to acknowledge the tremendous help of my husband and friends who were there with me talking with customers, dashing for snacks, setting up, tearing down, and supporting my efforts. I owe them a huge amount of thanks.

School begins this week for my North Carolina grandchildren. In these final days of August I too return to enjoy the last of the sunflowers as they say good bye to the season of light and heat. Already I see their yellows mirrored in the fields and here and there among the trees .... I hear the words of John Denver this morning from his song "Fall" ....

"Reflections in the water like shadows in my mind
Speak to me of passing days and nights and passing time
The falling leaves are whispering, winter's on its way
I close my eyes remembering the warmth of yesterday

It seems a shame to see September swallowed by the wind
And more than that it's oh so sad to see the summer's end
And though the changing colors are a lovely thing to see
If it were mine to make a change, I think I'd let it be

But I don't remember hearing anybody asking me ....."

Enjoy the week and the warmth and the sunshine!

5 comments:

Lorraine said...

Ah a lovely poetic song to go along with the magnificent painting. The pen and wash approach is very artful and as with all your painting, unique.

So happy you had such a huge crowd to enjoy one of the last days of summer. For us here in KY, hot humid weather has returned to show us that summer is going to hold on for awhile yet, getting hotter and more humid each day this week.

Hugs,
Lorraine

Debbie Nolan said...

Lin - I love your pen and ink sunflowers with the watercolor wash. These are certainly a favorite of mine. Glad you had a great crowd and good weather as well for your show. Beautiful words to go with this painting too. Have a great week.

Teri Casper said...

So happy to hear of your successful day.
Love this piece a lot.

Joan T said...

Great song...he had so many!

Love the sunflowers...they just make me smile. Maybe it is that they are so rich and bright in color...sort of like having sunshine all the time.

Enjoy!

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I like your photo