Thursday, June 21, 2007

South Cove Morning

South Cove Morning, 14x18, oil
I had the great pleasure of going out and painting with a fellow artist on Monday. What a beautiful morning it was! Clear, warm summer light illuminated the treeline and brought out all the warm rich hues in the water. This lovely spot emanated a sense of peace and tranquility. I'm striving for more emotion, a more personal sense of response to a place in my work and I think I am now comfortable moving in this direction. I feel less bound to the objective realities of the scene and more at liberty to infuse my own inner vision into a landscape. Stay tuned to see how this progresses!


Vision

I have not walked on common ground,

Nor drunk of earthly streams;

A shining figure, mailed and crowned,

Moves softly through my dreams.

He makes the air so keen and strange,

The stars so fiercely bright;

The rocks of time, the tides of change,

Are nothing in his sight.

Death lays no shadow on his smile;

Life is a race fore-run;

Look in his face a little while,

And life and death are one.

Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall


1 comment:

The Epiphany Artist said...

I love the mood in this one!