Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It is all about the Color!

Today was probably the last gorgeous day of color here, they say tomorrow will be rainy and cold.... the color this week has been spectacular... just makes you want to paint!

or capture every orange tree in a picture... so we can remember the glow all winter...

We never get tired of this last unified spectacular display of color, texture and variety


It just makes me want to stretch my hands upward and sing praises to my God for His unbelievable talent of beauty :)...



I hope you are enjoying it also... the next big show of color will be in the skies...
we will be enjoying it all winter.... the earth will rest in greys and purples and the sky will take the show ....
God is truly the greatest Artist !!!




Sunday, October 11, 2009

Go For a Walk

It was a beautiful Fall day.... after doing what had to be done today... I set out for a walk to clear my head...and enjoy God's art work in this new season .




I came upon this little guy crawling on a lovely oak leaf.... .... How small he is...yet he was on a mission... and his world was just as important as mine....





He turned and we had a little conversation... I took his picture... I am sure he smiled...:)

I then found a rare beauty...a pink Queen Ann's Lace.... I have always wanted to find one... and here it is... really a soft pink... just amazing.... and then I found many colors on leaves...and they looked just like God had used He own watercolors to make the combinations... just wonderful...



With all that inspiration... I sat down to paint... He always inspires me... When life gets too busy and too full..... get out and take a walk... it sure is humbling...and rewarding ...

"How many are your works , O LORD! In Wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
psalm 104:24

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Painting

Somewhere I read that An Artist does not put paint on canvas... he puts himself on canvas....


Here is a part of me.... I really need to paint everyday....so putting some sketches on the blog..


will help me do that....






there is something about putting color and shapes and texture on paper that is so rewarding...
and satisfying...
Enjoy the color outside ... the subtle changes... God is amazing with His palette, His light, and His wonderful creation... don't miss it... everyday is special...
enjoy



Thursday, October 1, 2009

Back to work




After a long time off the drawing board.... I am back to work... I must catch the last of summer before it is gone...and with these sketches I can do my finished paintings....


While I was at my cousins, who lives on a farm in Maine, we chopped up Echanacia flowers and put them in jars, then filled the jars with vodka... in several months it would be tincture... used by many to ward of colds.... my cousin uses it all the time... I thought it was a bit nasty.... but she get a lot of money for it.....:)....



have you noticed the squirrels are really busy.... I wonder what kind of winter it will be?
a few shore birds... they are going to CT. gallery
and my favorite, the red knot... it will always remind me of my brother...he was the one that told me their story...
it feels good to paint again....