Friday, February 16, 2018

Looking Out For Us

“Looking Out for Us”         Pastel           12” x 16.5”         $200          © Sharon Lewis  
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            We were on a search for whales, in rough seas with cold, brisk, winds and I was of course, loving every minute. It was a typical boat ride on a June day in Maine. About half of the people were down below deck, seasick but I was on top searching the horizon for whales. We never saw any that day but we did see a variety of birds, seals, and this really cool lightkeeper’s house on the coast.
            Happy Weekend!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

A Place Worth Saving

“A Place Worth Saving”        Pastel       7” x 9”      $70        © Sharon Lewis

            I have to admit that when I was growing up, I thought places like this were where you went to get up close and personal with snakes and alligators, not something I was eager to do. But because I’ve long been interested in preserving the natural environment, I’ve learned the value of wetlands in that they harbor countless species of fish, birds, and other wildlife. They offer protection from storms, and reduce flooding and erosion.  In addition, given the influence of my friend and gifted artist, Karen Margulis, I now see the great beauty in wetlands.
            Hope there’s beauty in your weekend!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Out of Darkness

“Out of Darkness”      Pastel        12” x 9”     $100    © Sharon Lewis
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It was raining and dark when I painted this last weekend, on a day pretty much like today. I decided that bright red would be a good antidote for the darkness outside my window and I chose to paint on a relatively new, almost black surface made for pastel artists that I’ve been wanting to try. The dark surface makes the tulips almost jump out of the background.
Happy Almost Weekend!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Forecast is Sunny and Colorful

The Forecast is Sunny and Colorful   Pastel         7” x 9”        $70     © Sharon Lewis
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            I’ve been craving warm greens and blues instead of the hundreds of variations of brown and grey that I see outside. I spent most of my childhood in southern Florida and took for granted that vivid colors would be all around all year long. Unfortunately, I don’t have many reference photos of landscapes from there and so, I chose to paint a beautiful day near the Isle of Palms in South Carolina.
            Happy Weekend!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Beauty in the Lowcountry

“Beauty in the Lowcountry”           Pastel             5” x 7”             $50        © Sharon Lewis
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            I saw this scene from the car as we reluctantly drove away from the Charleston area in the fall. In spite of the grey day, there was this beautiful stream and just a hint of color in the fields.
            Happy Weekend!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Rain's Contribution

“Rain’s Contribution”    Oil on Canvas     3” x 3”    $28   © Sharon Lewis
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            It’s been grey, dreary, and raining for two days. I decided to look on the positive side and try to remember that showers bring flowers. Maybe it’s a little early but I’m dying for colors other than brown and grey so I decided to paint tulips, one of my favorite flowers.
            Hope your weekend brings some sun and blue skies, and memories of beautiful spring flowers.
           Happy Weekend!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Remembering Warmth

“Remembering Warmth”          Oil          9” x 12”         $130          © Sharon Lewis
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            As extreme cold grips much of the eastern U.S., I’m remembering the warmth and sunshine of a summer day. It’s one of the many wonderful aspects of being an artist in that you can create your own reality. While I don’t really mind the cold (except when I have to run in it), I really enjoyed painting and remembering this coastal scene from two summers ago. I loved how all the birds gathered along and within this small stream as if gathering for a great summer party.
            Hoping you’re staying warm. Happy Weekend!