Friday, August 18, 2017

View from Raasay


“View from Raasay”            Pastel                5” x 7”            $50         © Sharon Lewis
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            We found the Isle of Raasay by accident when we couldn’t find a vacancy on the Isle of Skye, one of our favorite areas in Scotland.  The Isle of Raasay is one of the islands making up the Inner Hebrides, and is smaller than Skye. Raasay is also more quiet, less touristy, but I think just as beautiful. It ended up being a very lucky find for us.
            The view that I painted is across the Sound of Raasay looking at the east coast of Skye.
            Happy Weekend!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Best View


“The Best View”             Pastel             5” x 7”               $50          © Sharon Lewis
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            When I saw the location of this house, all I could think is what an amazing view they must have every day. Whoever lives here not only has a fantastic view of the water but also magnificent hills, distant mountains, and that gorgeous sky!
            Happy Almost Weekend!

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Light in the Trees


“The Light in the Trees”   Pastel     2.5” x 3.5”     $20   © Sharon Lewis
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            We were so lucky to find an amazing hotel (The Torridon) in the northern highlands of Scotland with incredible views of mountains and water. I was struggling with trying to capture the beautiful mountains behind this tree but my attention kept wandering back to the sun starting to increasingly set this tree ablaze with light. I finally decided to do a quick painting of this gorgeous tree that just glowed as the sun went down.
            Happy Weekend!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Misty Mountains

“Misty Mountains”       Pastel           5” x 7”       $50    © Sharon Lewis
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            It looks like we’ll be seeing a lot of scenes like this as we travel. All the moisture in the air makes the outlines of the mountains and hills a little blurry. The forecast is alternating between light rain and showers. I don’t see much difference between these forecasts when it comes to hiking except how rapidly we’ll get wet. Oh well, it’s good that I brought rain gear. And I always remind myself there’s a reason it’s so green everywhere.
            Happy Weekend!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mist Over the Hills


“Mist Over the Hills”            Pastel             5” x 7”       $50       © Sharon Lewis
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            We’re going to be traveling to Scotland soon so I’ve been practicing painting scenes from this beautiful country to make sure that I’m bringing the right pastel colors with me. I’ve been reminded that it seems there’s every shade of green in the landscape as well as many, many greys with the frequent mists and rain. Although I won’t have that much time to paint, I’m really looking forward to painting on location for even a small painting brings back so many more memories than photographs do.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Perfect Summer Day

“A Perfect Summer Day”              Pastel               12" x 16"              $200           ©Sharon Lewis
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            It really was a perfect summer day. The sun was shining, there were cool breezes, and we had this magnificent view. Who could ask for anything more?
             Happy Almost Weekend!

Friday, July 7, 2017

After the Hurricane

"After the Hurricane"                         Pastel                          11" x 11"                            $135                    ©Sharon Lewis
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             We set off for an island hoping the hurricane would miss us as predicted. It certainly wasn’t the smartest move we’ve ever made but it worked out fine. We had beautiful weather, a wonderful time, and spectacular waves to watch for a day or two.
            Happy Weekend!