Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New England Refuge

“New England Refuge”        Pastel          10” x 10”          $125           © Sharon Lewis
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            It’s been raining here almost nonstop for days and so it was a relief to focus on a painting of a perfect sunny, summer day spent up north. We had gotten a little warm while we were hiking when we luckily discovered this perfect stream hidden in the woods. We soon were wading in and cooling off in an idyllic, restful spot. The only sounds heard were that of the birds in the trees up above and the water running over the rocks, in my mind, the perfect refuge.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Bit of Fun

“A Bit of Fun”           Oil               6” x 6”             $75               ©Sharon Lewis
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            For some reason, I got it into my head that I wanted to paint Gumby and Pokey, something from my childhood, long, long ago. It’s been fun and funny to paint a subject like this that symbolizes the imagination and innocence of children; a time when anything was possible and the good creatures always won. I’ve found myself laughing as I painted these two figures and am already planning future paintings as I am now the proud owner of a whole clan of Gumbys! Stay tuned for more in the Gumby, Pokey series.
            Hope you find an opportunity for imagination and laughter this weekend!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beach Study #2


"Beach Study #2"    Pastel      2.5” x 3.5”    $20  © Sharon Lewis
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I’m on my way to see my “baby” daughter graduate from Northwestern University Law School and I’m so proud of her! I’m also so excited because I will see both of my children on Mother’s Day for the first time in years!
I’m wishing all the mothers that I know, a restful, relaxing weekend and a very Happy Mother’s Day!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Storm Clouds Gathering


“Storm Clouds Gathering”           Pastel           12” x 16”          $200            © Sharon Lewis
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            Little did I know when I selected this painting to post this week, that it would be storming today in Georgia. This painting is of a place I love visiting each year called Bailey Island, ME. I can stand in the back yard there and paint quick studies of cloud formations that gather and then dissipate. Can’t wait to visit and paint there again!
            Hoping you enjoy beautiful weather and a Happy Weekend!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Going Crackers


“Going Crackers”        Oil            10” x 8”           $100           © Sharon Lewis
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            What a perfect phrase to describe the end of the academic year for both faculty and students! Apparently, it’s British slang for going insane. Hmmmm…..after grading for hours I believe it’s an apt description of me. And I have the perfect painting to go along with the feeling!
            If something or someone is driving you crackers, hang in there. The weekend is coming and hopefully also some rest and relaxation.
            Happy Weekend!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Mad About Tulips


“Mad About Tulips”          Oil        10” x 8”          $100   © Sharon Lewis
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Eventually I’ll stop painting tulips….at least for a while. The problem is they come in so many beautiful colors! Every time I think I’m ready to stop painting them for this season, I see another bouquet of tulips, different from the bunch I bought last week. And as a tonic for long, long hours of work this time of year, they’re hard to beat!
Happy Weekend!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Happy Spring/Passover/Easter!


“Small Wonders II”        Pastel           8” x 10”           SOLD          © Sharon Lewis

            There’s something so exciting about the promise of new life…whether it’s in the form of a friend expecting her next child or the various nests I’ve noticed being built around my house. It reminds me not to lose sight of the positive, beautiful things all around me.
            Wishing you a Happy Spring/Passover/Easter!