Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Land Both Desolate and Beautiful - Guess Where This Is

“A Most Interesting Place”    9” x 12”   Pastel    $125    © Sharon Lewis
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            This goes out to my fellow artists and friends Karen Margulis and Stan Sperlak. They will be traveling to this interesting country in June and I know they will have a wonderful time painting this country. I will give you some hints as to its identity.
            I would describe this country as a land that can be both terribly bleak as well as strikingly beautiful. It is a land of warm waters like the Blue Lagoon as well as icy glaciers. It has verdant green hills and barren, black lava fields. It is a place where the people are very friendly and virtually everyone speaks English perhaps because most people do not learn this country’s language. Most people here are of Nordic and Gaelic descent and live near the coasts near scenic fjords. The country has many active volcanoes and regularly erupting geysers. Have you guessed yet? It’s Iceland!
            If you’re in Atlanta this weekend, don’t forget to visit the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art for the Southeastern Pastel Society’s 16th International Juried Exhibition. The opening reception is this evening (May 15) from 6 – 8 pm and the exhibition will run from May 15 through May 22, 2014.

            Happy Weekend!

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