Friday, March 16, 2018

Simple Serenity

“Simple Serenity”             Pastel    5” x 7”      $50        © Sharon Lewis
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            Sometimes what I like most about being on the lookout for painting ideas is that you see something beautiful in a simple scene. The day was cloudy and a bit gray and we had come to the end of the island where there was marshland. It wasn’t a traditionally beautiful beach scene and yet there was something beautifully serene about the absence of an obvious human presence in our surroundings.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Where I Want To Be

“Where I Want To Be”           Pastel    5” x 9”      SOLD        © Sharon Lewis  
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             This is where I hope to be in a few days. The beach will not be warm but it does not matter. It will be relaxing and there will be wine, walks, and the water.
I will be able to hear the sound of the waves rolling into shore, the sea birds calling, and the music of the wind. I cannot wait!
            Happy Weekend!

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Lake Beyond

“The Lake Beyond”        11” x 14”        $150        © Sharon Lewis  
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           We were hiking last summer through a beautiful valley that had such wonderful patterns of light and shadow falling on velvety green hills….and for once it wasn’t raining. You don’t get such wonderful greens everywhere in the middle of summer without lots of rain.  Stopping to admire the view, I caught a glimpse far beyond of a lovely lake. There was no time to explore it but maybe next time?
            Happy Weekend!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Copper Marsh

Copper Marsh    Pastel       11” x 14”      $150        © Sharon Lewis  
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            We’ll be visiting this area again in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait! When I see the colors of the reference photos I used for this painting, I always think of fall but this is the marsh in March, close to sunset. I love the way the setting sun makes the marsh glow with warmth; a nice contrast to the many grey and dreary days we’ve been experiencing lately.
            Hope your weekend is full of warmth and light!

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!