Thursday, January 18, 2018

Beauty in the Lowcountry


“Beauty in the Lowcountry”           Pastel             5” x 7”             $50        © Sharon Lewis
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            I saw this scene from the car as we reluctantly drove away from the Charleston area in the fall. In spite of the grey day, there was this beautiful stream and just a hint of color in the fields.
            Happy Weekend!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Rain's Contribution


“Rain’s Contribution”    Oil on Canvas     3” x 3”    $28   © Sharon Lewis
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            It’s been grey, dreary, and raining for two days. I decided to look on the positive side and try to remember that showers bring flowers. Maybe it’s a little early but I’m dying for colors other than brown and grey so I decided to paint tulips, one of my favorite flowers.
            Hope your weekend brings some sun and blue skies, and memories of beautiful spring flowers.
           Happy Weekend!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Remembering Warmth


“Remembering Warmth”          Oil          9” x 12”         $130          © Sharon Lewis
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            As extreme cold grips much of the eastern U.S., I’m remembering the warmth and sunshine of a summer day. It’s one of the many wonderful aspects of being an artist in that you can create your own reality. While I don’t really mind the cold (except when I have to run in it), I really enjoyed painting and remembering this coastal scene from two summers ago. I loved how all the birds gathered along and within this small stream as if gathering for a great summer party.
            Hoping you’re staying warm. Happy Weekend!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Glimmering in the Sleep of Things


“Glimmering in the Sleep of Things”         Oil          2” x 3”        $25   © Sharon Lewis
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            When I cannot think of a title for one of my paintings, I often read poetry for inspiration.  Each time I do this, I not only find an interesting painting title but I am also reminded of the tremendous skill exhibited by poets. I paint images with pigment but they also paint images, I think more skillfully than I at times, with their choice of just the right words. The title for this painting comes from the poem, “A Spell BeforeWinter” by Howard Nemerov.       
          Happy Winter and Happy New Year!



Thursday, December 21, 2017

All That Glitters is not Gold


“All That Glitters is not Gold”       Pastel        9” x 12”      $100      © Sharon Lewis
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It was Shakespeare who wrote “All That Glitters is not Gold” (The Merchant of Venice) cautioning us not to treat everything that glitters as if it was valuable. However, I think that the glittery, colorful, shiny ornaments that we hang on Christmas trees may be valuable in reminding us in these days of short days and long nights that the light and warmth will return.
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Winter Workout


“Winter Workout”        Pastel        2.5 x 3.5       $20              © Sharon Lewis
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            This painting is based on a photo from a friend of mine (thanks Ken) of a local Atlanta park after our snowfall last week. Since we don’t see snow all that often in the south, we tend to go a little crazy when we do. The good part of the craziness is that so many workplaces close, that parents can actually have as much fun playing in the snow as  their kids can.
            Happy Weekend!


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!