Monday, May 28, 2007

Plein Air Petitescapes

A Very Quiet Morning, 6x8,oil
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Morning Dunes, 6x8, oil

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I love painting these little field studies, 6x8 inch gems that seem to capture the intimacy and connection I feel with the landscape whenever I paint outdoors. Both of these were painted in the early morning a time of day I find enchanting.

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Read Mary Oliver's beautiful and evocative Morning Poem.

Morning Prayer

Let me to-day do something that shall take

A little sadness from the world’s vast store, And may I be so favoured as to make

Of joy’s too scanty sum a little more.Let me not hurt, by any selfish deed

Or thoughtless word, the heart of foe or friend; Nor would I pass, unseeing, worthy need, Or sin by silence when I should defend.

However meagre be my worldly wealth, Let me give something that shall aid my kind –A word of courage, or a thought of health, Dropped as I pass for troubled hearts to find.

Let me to-night look back across the span

‘Twixt dawn and dark, and to my conscience say –Because of some good act to beast or man –“The world is better that I lived today.”

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Ed Terpening said...

The atmosphere in the dunes painting is just right, Jan. You're right, painting these small studies are such a great way to learn and study a subject.

Jan Blencowe said...

Hi Ed, I really love the 6x8 size, they allow me to get at least one done pretty much everyday since they're small and can be done in about an hour. I also like the intimate feeling you get,a true sense of a moment in time captured quickly and honestly. Small size avoids some of the fussing that goes on in larger works. Besides "practice makes perfect" LOL ~Jan

Sally said...

this is such a lovely poem, Jan. Thanks for posting it.
Beautiful work on your site.