Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Imagining Blue Skies

Imagining Blue Skies        Pastel         5” x 7”       $50     © Sharon Lewis

It’s been gray and rainy every day here for more than a week. Apparently, the only way I’m going to see a sunny, blue sky is if I paint one and so I did. This is based on my photos of marsh land on a beautiful day in South Carolina.
Hope you enjoy sunny skies and a happy weekend.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Days of Innocence

“Days of Innocence”      Pastel        2.5” x 3.5”       $20      © Sharon Lewis
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            This started out as a plein air sketch that I painted while on vacation one summer but it wasn't speaking to me so I added a child flying on a kite on a sunny, windy day, standing barefoot in the warm grass…the picture of happy innocence.

            Happy Weekend!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Her Favorite Color

“Her Favorite Color”            Pastel            12” x 9”         $100         © Sharon Lewis
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            For some reason that no one understands, both my sister and I had a fascination with the color pink, specifically hot pink. I can remember even when we were little kids we fought over the hot pink crayon when we were coloring together.
            As we celebrated my sister’s life this past weekend, and we saw the many pictures of Meg over the years, she could be picked out easily in each photo since she was always wearing this particularly vivid color. Whenever I see hot pink, it reminds me of her and how talented she was. Meg was uniquely creative, quietly magnificent, and is missed tremendously by all who knew her.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Bring on Summer!

“Bring on Summer!”    Pastel        12” x 9”        $100       © Sharon Lewis
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            Bring on the long, lazy days full of light and the smell of fresh strawberries. Bring on the fireflies and the frogs calling to their mates through the short, starry nights. Bring on the laughter of children playing ball, climbing trees, and vying with each other to see who can make the biggest splash. Ahhhhh, bring on summer!
          Happy Weekend! 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Gone From My Sight

“Gone From My Sight”         Pastel             7” x 9”         $70       © Sharon Lewis
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I borrowed the title of my painting from a poem of the same name by Henry Van Dyke. It talks of standing on a seashore like this and watching a ship sail off until she is out of sight. I’m thinking of my sister, Meg who passed from our sight this week. The poem continues in a happier tone:
             And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone,"
                         there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
                         ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"
             And that is dying...”
Hug the ones you love this weekend and have a happy one!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Upon Reflection

“Upon Reflection”                   Pastel                5” x 7”            $50           © Sharon Lewis
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            I saw recently, a great visual example of winter slowly giving up its grip when I saw this pond half frozen and half open water. Or maybe this is a “Before Spring” and “After Spring” example? However you might interpret this scene, I loved seeing the beautiful reflections in the water with the warm greens and orange of the trees contrasting with the cool blue of the sky.
            Hoping wherever you are that winter is giving up its grip. Happy Weekend!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Wind Across the Inland Sea

“The Wind Across the Inland Sea”    Pastel     5” x 7”  $50      © Sharon Lewis
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            It was spring and freezing when we visited my sister Meg and her husband. After long hours sitting in conversation, we decided to get some exercise walking in a nearby park….which happened to be near the beautiful but very windy and cold Lake Michigan. Apparently it is possible to be both freezing to death and also appreciative of the great beauty of nature. The wind that day whipped up great white caps all across the water giving the appearance of creamy froth on steaming cappuccinos which we wished we were holding.
            Happy Weekend! Hope warmth is coming your way!