First, thank you everyone who zipped, shone light, sent energy and prayers to Josie this week. I believed she has turned the corner and is on the mend. Whaaaahoooo!
The week started out with much reorganizing to make room to paint my 24 X 48 inch cotton canvas.
The composition has been adjusted somewhat but the reference photograph you see of “stones throw” with the canvas is the one I am using for this next painting. There will be much less sky for sure. It will be challenge because the movement is from the far outer top left moving forward across the canvas to the near bottom right – towards the viewer. I am excited to see if I can make it work.
Then something happened. There was this unusual yellow glow in the sky on Tuesday morning. I was pretty sure it was the sun but I couldn’t be positive because that brilliant addition overhead hadn’t been seen in these parts for quite some time. Well, nothing would do but we had to go down to the beach and check it out. On the way we stopped to check out the field of daffodils.
They were almost open but if we check back to last year on March 11th they were already in full flower long before this time last year. However, they are coming along just the same. This sun will certainly help.
Now let’s go to the beach. Wow! The tide is way out.
David went to stroll along the shore while I clambered over the sandstone reef. I found some beautiful barnacles, mussels and snails.
(the image “BARNACLES, MUSSELS AND SNAILS” may be purchased here.)
I liked this image so much it is my desktop background right now. There were lots of oysters too but I didn’t photograph them – muddy gray looking critters.
I can never get enough of the contrast of sandstone and blue sky. Sigh!
But this is show stopper for me. I was just sitting on the rocks relaxing before heading home when I turned my head back to the sea and this is what I saw…
(the image “VESSEL” may be purchased here.)
The natural abstract beauty had me exclaiming “Yes!” before I could even get my camera out of its case. Martha Marshall this one was captured because of you and your consistent influence on my understanding of abstract design. Thank you!
I did finally get back to my canvas and the underpainting is now ready for a good run of painting next week.
Have a great weekend and I hope you find some sun!
Sprout question: What is the most outrageous creative adventure you have ever blamed on the sun?
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