Sunday, March 23, 2014

Duck Island - THANK YOU John Harding



11" x 14" Watercolor
Arches 140#CP

After a few days of ice, the Vernal Equinox brought several delightful days of warm weather and sunshine -- Bradford pears burst into bloom as did forsythia, more daffodils, aguga , and those hardy dandelions!! And as far as I could tell, almost everyone was outdoors in the throes of spring fever! (and especially with a bit of cold weather and a dash of snow in the forecast for this week ...sigh).

But it was in this joyous state of spring celebration, that I was richly inspired by a particular photograph from my friend, John Harding. John lives on the North Carolina coast and shares his AWESOME photography with us each day. For some most jaw-dropping photographs see his flickr stream here: www.flickr.com/photos/tisdale53).

My husband and I have been to Duck, NC several times to celebrate anniversaries, and we were always charmed by the views, the people, and the community. So John's photograph of this beautiful place: www.flickr.com/photos/tisdale53/13217879454/ combined with the onset of spring -- really had me doing my own small celebration.

With John's permission and grateful appreciation, I am posting my interpretation of his photograph ... Thank you again, John, for your kindness and especially for adding to delightful memories!

3 comments:

Joan T said...

Lovely colors in this one, Lin! Bravo!!!

Lorraine said...

Oh WOW Lin; this is stupendous. Looks like a photograph. I love the colors and especially the way you painted the water. But overall it's a delightful painting and I'm not a water/beach person! Terrific painting!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Debbie Nolan said...

Absolutely gorgeous - what a view - thank you for sharing dear. Hope spring stays put soon.