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!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Star

“The Star”    Pastel             2.5” x 3.5”         $20       © Sharon Lewis
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            It was a rare sunny day in the Scottish Highlands when I saw the sun hitting this one tree, illuminating it in such a way that it stood out from the mass of greenery all around it. It was this landscape’s star and all of the other trees and shrubbery, just the supporting cast.
            Happy Weekend!  Hope you’re seeing a bit of green wherever you are.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Following the Great Glen Fault

“Following the Great Glen Fault”         Pastel             5” x 7”      $50        © Sharon Lewis
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            On the west coast of Scotland, is a beautiful sea loch (does Scotland have any ugly lochs?), called Loch Linnhe. About 31 miles long, the loch follows the Great Glen Fault and opens onto the Firth of Lorne (I love Scotland’s place names!). I’ve painted the gorgeous sunsets along here before and decided it was time to paint a sunny afternoon.
            Happy Weekend!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Comforting Cadence

“Comforting Cadence”                    Pastel                9” x 12”            $100        © Sharon Lewis
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            Something about the rhythm of the waves rolling in and back out again can be comforting. When we get distressed, our breathing becomes more shallow and rapid. When we stop and listen to the rhythms of nature like the rise and fall of the waves, our breathing slows and we calm down. I’m grateful for the sounds of nature like this, as well as the joyful sounds of spring I hear from all the birds outside my window.
            Happy Almost Weekend!

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!