Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome Sunshine

“Welcome Sunshine“             Pastel           9" x 12"          $100             © Sharon Lewis

            All of us experience those times when we may not like a lot of things in our life. Maybe there’s a lot of stress or list of tasks that we know we have to do but are dreading. I’ve noticed that at times like these, when something pleasant happens, it’s like a ray of sunshine bursting through on a gloomy day. It fills you with gratitude for the respite from focusing on the negative and reminds you that things always change, usually for the better. It also reminds me of how appreciative I am of the natural world with its welcome rays of sunshine sometimes when you need it the most.
          Happy Weekend….

Thursday, August 20, 2015

All That’s Best of Dark and Bright

“All That’s Best of Dark and Bright”       Pastel          15" x 20"           $250         © Sharon Lewis
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             I happen to love the poem “She Walks in Beauty” so with apologies to its long dead author, Lord Byron I borrowed a phrase from it to use as my title. Every time I read this poem I can see vivid images in my mind.  I think my favorite line is the first: “She walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies…..”         
            While cloudless climes might be nice, this sky was filled with beautiful clouds catching the light of the sun as it faded from view. I can hear the sea gulls crying good night with the sound of the wind rolling across the water. Ahhh, peaceful.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Storms in the Glen

"Storms in the Glen"           Pastel             9" x 12"            $100             © Sharon Lewis

              It’s hard to convey the feelings I had when I recently returned to the western highlands of Scotland. I love these mountains, which are a beautiful mix of soft grasses and harsh, forbidding-looking rocks. In addition, while it was a typical hot and sunny July day back in north Georgia, here it was wonderfully cool. Unfortunately, it was also rainy which makes it a little tricky to get photos. This painting is based on photos taken while one of these storms moved through the glen.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A Summer Day in Bar Harbor

"A Summer Day in Bar Harbor"         Pastel        9" x 12"        $100         © Sharon Lewis
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             In the middle of one of Georgia’s typical, very hot August days, it’s wonderful to remember visiting Maine. I remember even when the days are warm, there are wonderful ocean breezes to cool you off. Maine has a kind of beauty that I never tire of painting with it’s warm, peach-tinted rocks catching the sun and contrasting with the cool greens of it’s majestic trees.      
          This is based on some of my photos of Bar Harbor, ME.