Friday, February 27, 2015

Twilight at Panola

“Twilight at Panola”      Pastel    7” x 5”     $50   © Sharon Lewis
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              We’re enjoying something we haven’t seen in awhile…bright sunshine! When I got up this morning I was so confused by the unusual amount of light flooding my room that I thought for a minute I had left all the lights on. It’s gorgeous as was this early evening light shining on the water at a nearby park. I was lucky enough to catch this beautiful light a couple of weekends ago and just had to paint it.
            Hope your weekend brings you if not warmth, then at least sunshine and a break from snow.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Light is Like a Fairy Godmother

“All Aglow: Arabia Mountain”           Pastel        9” x 12”         $100       © Sharon Lewis
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            Timing and preparation are everything, especially if you love capturing the effects of early morning or evening light. I was reminded of this recently when talking with my friend and talented artist, Karen Margulis. Her photos of cats as well as other subjects, are striking because she’s always on the lookout for the light falling just right.
            This is why I always keep my favorite Canon EOS Rebel camera charged and nearby. I’ve learned that beautiful light can act like a fairy godmother, transforming everyday objects into things of beauty sometimes only for a minute or two and then they are back to being ordinary. The perfect light can also turn a fairly stark, grey landscape into one that’s full of color and warmth as it did in this case, on the rocks, vegetation, and trees of Arabia Mountain.

Friday, February 13, 2015

February Promises

“February Promises”        Pastel          9” x 12”         $100         © Sharon Lewis
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            This painting goes out to my family and friends who have been enduring seemingly unceasing snow and well-below freezing temperatures. Imagine a sunny, warm day with a beautiful sky and remember that there are only 5 more weeks to go until spring!
            Happy Weekend and hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Good Spirits

“Good Spirits”     Pastel    12” x 9”    $100   © Sharon Lewis
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             It’s approaching the end of a long week…maybe you’ve had one of those too.
It’s been mostly gray, cold, and blustery here but I know we haven’t had it nearly as bad as those of my family and friends in the Midwest and Northeast. Today, we have sunshine and I could almost believe spring will be here before we know it…won’t it? Maybe?
            Today’s painting is based on photos shot from the car on the road to a distillery in Scotland. I believe a sunny sky and the thought of good whiskey should warm us up nicely.
            Happy Weekend!