Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Bit of Peace

There is a lot of sorrowful news in the world right now. And closer to home, I have attended several funerals in rapid succession. So, it has been calming and peaceful to work on this painting. A smooth lake is a gentle wonder. This evening was particularly beautiful because the sky was an unusual pink color. The combination of green and pink charmed me and made me think of the heart chakra, which absorbs green and transmits rose. I hope that this scene provides a calming, centering, healing respite for you.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ah, September

Ah, September,  watercolor, 3.9 x 9.8"
I always love when September rolls around. I make vow to savor each day, because this is also a fleeting season (please see The Fleeting Season, 5/9/14, for the Spring version.)  Setting out for a walk this morning, I noticed that leaves from our street oak tree had fallen during last night's rain. The redbud pods are browning and you can see through the green of the leaves to the golden hue which is right around the corner.
        September is a unique month, because it still very much like summer (okay, it still is summer.) In September, is as though the heat and headiness of summer is gathered in a pot and simmered and reduced until it is a tangy elixir ready to be poured over a big pile of crunchy autumn leaves in October. Enjoy it while it lasts!