Thursday, December 31, 2015

Smooth Waters Ahead

“Smooth Waters Ahead”              Pastel               9” x 12”               $100           © Sharon Lewis
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                  This is for all of my family and friends who’ve experienced rough seas this past year – May you have sunny skies and smooth sailing in 2016!
                  Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Twilight Dance

“Twilight Dance”                  Pastel                  5” x 7”             $50             © Sharon Lewis
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                  Another busy, tiring day has come to an end.  Both of my children are safely home, all the presents are wrapped, the tree and the house are decorated and at least some of the Christmas cookies have been made. Ahhhhhh.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Nature’s Ornaments

“Nature’s Ornaments”             Pastel               9” x 12”              $100               © Sharon Lewis
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“There is in them a softer fire than the ruby, there is the brilliant purple of the amethyst, and the sea green of the emerald - all shining together in incredible union.”  - Pliny (c. AD 23 – August 25, AD 79). I don’t often find myself quoting first century philosopher/naturalists, but I found that this quote by Pliny just seems to fit this painting. He was describing the beauty of the opal but it also seems to apply to the view I had of the mountains several weeks ago.
Happy Weekend!

Friday, December 11, 2015

All That Glitters

“All That Glitters”           Pastel             2.5 x 3.5            $20            © Sharon Lewis
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                  I have had this petite painting sitting on my window sill to cheer me up on gray days such as this one. I used some of my iridescent pastel colors to get the sparkly effect which reminds me of tiny snow flakes falling quietly onto these beautiful trees. It also reminds me of the brilliant colors of the holiday season. I have to admit that I have never lost my childlike fascination with all that twinkles, shimmers, or shines this season.
                  Have a sparkly weekend!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Into the Presence of Still Water

“Into the Presence of Still Water”    Pastel      12” x 9”    $100    © Sharon Lewis

                  I thought we could all use a peaceful, tranquil image at this time. I know I certainly could.
We came across this place as we ended a nice, relaxing hike. The water was perfectly still and it was cool and foggy. It could have been a very gloomy place but instead I was struck by its quiet beauty.
I wonder if I’m drawn to painting this scene when I most need peace and tranquility. It’s the kind of image that encourages me to stop and think about all of the kind, compassionate, tolerant, and wise people I know rather than focus on the people driven to harm others.
Hoping you have a happy, peaceful weekend!