Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer Garden Path

"Summer Garden Path"    Pastel      5" x 7"      $50     © Sharon Lewis
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            One of my favorite things to do when we visit Bailey Island, Maine each summer besides painting on location as I did here, is to visit all of the flowers blooming around the house. There are several different varieties of colorful peonies (some of which you can see on the left), a lilac bush, and several bushes of what I believe are antique or old roses. These are especially fragrant. From some preliminary research online I found out that the ones I painted on the right may be Rosa gallica officinalis, possibly the oldest rose in existence. It’s also apparently called the Apothecary’s Rose because healers used it to make medicinal remedies. I may have to do another painting later featuring this rose’s beauty more prominently.

            Happy Almost Weekend!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Passing of EDL

"Going Home"          Pastel            12" x 16"         $200        © Sharon Lewis
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This week my father passed away and I find myself seeking comfort again in one of my favorite poems (slightly modified)  by Henry Van Dyke: 
           “….Then, someone at my side says, 'There, he is gone' 
           Gone where?
           Gone from my sight. That is all.
          And, just at the moment when someone says, 'There, he is gone,'
          there are other eyes watching him coming, and other voices
          ready to take up the glad shout, 'Here he comes!'
          And that is dying...”

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sailing Time

"Sailing Time"                Pastel               5” x 7”             $50                   © Sharon Lewis

            We’re on our way to the coast of Maine and I can’t wait! There will be cooler temperatures and more than enough wind for a sailboat or two, or even three. I will be painting from our backyard which looks out over the sea where views of lobster boats alternate with that of sailboats skimming the waves in the sunlight. Ahhhhhhh.
            Happy almost weekend!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Isle in Summer

“The Isle in Summer”          Pastel            12” x 16”          $200           © Sharon Lewis
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         It feels like summer here now….long days of light, flowers blooming, and  temperatures in the 90’s. I love the first two but could do without the last and that’s probably why I find myself thinking of this sunny but cool day on the beautiful Isle of Skye.
         Happy Almost Weekend!




Thursday, June 2, 2016

Ebb and Flow

“Ebb and Flow”          Pastel              9” x 12”            $100           © Sharon Lewis
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            There’s something so mesmerizing about the ebb and flow of waves. The sound of the waves, as they build and then gradually crash on the shore, can lull you into a relaxing stupor. As an additional treat, if you’re patient and wait until the sun is setting, the light can make them glow with all the colors of the rainbow. I just love painting waves!
Happy Weekend!