Thursday, December 7, 2017

Color and Contrast


“Color and Contrast”            Pastel             2.5” x 3.5”         $20       © Sharon Lewis
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            It’s a gloomy, cold, and grey day so I’m feeling lucky that I’m an artist. While outside, the bright, warm, colors of fall are rapidly disappearing to be replaced by cool greys, inside, I can play with the wonderful contrast between the blues of the ocean and the warm colors of these coastal rocks in Bar Harbor. There’s also the cool greens of the trees contrasting with warmer greens and also those same warm rocks. Some days it really pays to be an artist!
            Happy Weekend!


Thursday, November 30, 2017

The End of a Long Day


“The End of a Long Day”             Pastel             2.5” x 3.5”         $20       © Sharon Lewis
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           Sometimes the title says it all.....   Happy Weekend! 

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thankful for Vegetarians


“Thankful for Vegetarians”        Oil         6” x 6”          $75           © Sharon Lewis 
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            Every summer we see these turkeys traverse the backyard of this house we rent in Maine. Normally, they seem intent on looking for food and spend most of their time looking at the ground. However, one year, a group came through and they all jumped on this wooden fence and just gazed at the sea. Apparently, even turkeys can be moved by beauty.
By the way, I’m not trying to make any non-vegetarians out there feel guilty. I have to admit, I also had a few bites of turkey yesterday….and even some bacon for breakfast!
Hope you enjoyed a happy Thanksgiving.
Happy Weekend!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

When the Frost is on the Pumpkin


“When the Frost is on the Pumpkin”             Oil              6" x 6"         $75              © Sharon Lewis
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I borrowed this painting’s title from a poem by James Whitcomb Riley called, When the Frost is on the Punkin. If you can get past the dialect he writes in, he paints pictures with words of beautiful fall mornings. For example:
They’s something kindo’ harty-like about the atmusfere
When the heat of summer’s over and the coolin’ fall is here—
Of course we miss the flowers, and the blossums on the trees,
And the mumble of the hummin’-birds and buzzin’ of the bees;
But the air’s so appetizin’; and the landscape through the haze
Of a crisp and sunny morning of the airly autumn days
Is a pictur’ that no painter has the colorin’ to mock—
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.
                  Happy Weekend!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

When Life Gives You Lemons


“When Life Gives You Lemons”          Pastel         4" x 4"                 $30              © Sharon Lewis
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When life gives you lemons, otherwise known as days of rain, I think of more pleasing arrangements of water, namely waves….and the peaceful, soothing sounds of the beach.
             Happy Almost Weekend!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

When Apples Party


“When Apples Party”         Pastel             6” x 6”              $40          © Sharon Lewis
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            I wanted to try a slightly different composition for this apple painting. When I finished, I couldn’t help thinking of those parties where too many people gather in one small room….maybe because that’s where the life of the party is holding court….or maybe it’s where you and everyone else has migrated to in order to escape the guy in the other room telling the terrible jokes…..or maybe it’s just a really good party and everyone showed up. Whatever the explanation, I think these apples are having a great time!
            Happy Almost Weekend!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Imagining

“Imagining”                Pastel                  11” x 14”              $150           © Sharon Lewis
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Imagine that instead of hearing the sounds of angry people clashing with one another, you hear instead the call of gulls, the sound of waves ebbing and flowing, the wind singing through the trees. Imagine instead of seeing in the news descriptions of conflicts between people and nations you see instead, how the sun illuminates the rocks and the ocean revealing all the beautiful colors contained within.
           Happy Almost Weekend!