Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bridge of Light

“Bridge of Light”          Pastel          9” x 12”         $100       © Sharon Lewis
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This is another version of a scene that I loved gazing at this summer. It was that time in the evening when there is still light at the horizon and bats and barred owls flutter and glide overhead.  It felt like an autumn evening, maybe one close to Halloween when, “from the world of spirits there descends a bridge of light, connecting it with this, o'er whose unsteady floor, that sways and bends, wander our thoughts above the dark abyss” (Excerpt from “Haunted Houses” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807 – 1882).
Happy Halloween!


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Along the Seine

“Along the Seine”          Pastel             9” x 12”           $100            © Sharon Lewis
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It was my first time in Paris and we only had about a day and a half to see everything! We were exhausted from traveling and jet lag but it was Paris! So as soon as we got there, we walked along the Seine for a couple of hours and later had an amazing dinner. I remember how beautiful the fading afternoon light was on the bridge, the colorful buildings and the river Seine. The next day we walked through beautiful parks,  toured Paris’ magnificent museums, the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay, followed by more wonderful food. Before we knew it, it was time to say, “Au revoir” to this beautiful city. What an amazing place!
Happy Weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tucked Away

“Tucked Away”     Pastel      9” x 12”    $100    © Sharon Lewis
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            It was that time of night when the light begins to fade and the birds seem to be calling good night. Before the sun slipped away completely, it set this meadow ablaze with light and it was only then that I noticed this small house tucked into the trees,….. with an absolutely perfect view of everything.
           Happy Weekend!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Safe Harbor

“Safe Harbor”          Pastel          9” x 12”        $100           © Sharon Lewis
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         I look at this painting and remember the end of a beautiful, relaxing day of hiking and painting in Maine. It helps me to remember sometimes, in the midst of my mad rush to complete one work task after another, to take a deep breath and look up and around. There’s always something in nature that makes me smile, makes me curious, or look in awe.  The natural world helps me regain perspective, to remember what’s really important at the end of the day. Here’s to good friends, the beauty and wonder of nature, and a happy weekend!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ocean Solitude

“Ocean Solitude”             Pastel             18” x 24"            $ 350            © Sharon Lewis
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             I was born in a city with a vast inland sea (Chicago) and then grew up near the ocean in southern Florida. I now live outside a major landlocked city (Atlanta), far away from the ocean and I find myself really missing it from time to time. There’s something so mesmerizing about standing on a shore, whether sandy or rocky as in this case, and just watching the force and beauty of the incoming waves.
            For this painting, I used photos I took while climbing out on the rocks and shooting the shoreline all the time hoping I didn’t lose my balance and become part of the crashing surf below. 
            Happy Weekend!