Thursday, July 28, 2016

Near Trinidad, California

"Near Trinidad, California"          Pastel            5" x 7"           $50        © Sharon Lewis
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            We were just in Trinidad a few days ago and so I thought I would post a painting of this beautiful area. It’s a great place to hike among giant redwoods, to spot seals sunning themselves on rocks, herds of elk by the side of the road, and because there’s not as much light pollution, thousands of stars at night. We will soon be back in hot and humid Atlanta and these cool temps and beautiful sights will be only memories….or maybe paintings.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dreaming of Peace

"Dreaming of Peace"        Pastel        7" x 5"        $50      © Sharon Lewis
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            I’m vacationing on the coast of Oregon at the moment and so I’m posting one of my paintings of this beautiful coast. I painted this before I left and was thinking of all the sad news I had been hearing from around the world. My heart goes out to all of those who have lost friends or family in recent events for we are all members of the same human family.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

California Dunes

"California Dunes"           Pastel          7" x 5"          $50        © Sharon Lewis
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            I’ve been practicing painting California and Oregon scenes (from old reference photos of mine) in preparation for our upcoming trip to the west coast. I love the play of light and shadow on the grasses and the sand of this California dune. We had a great hike here and picked (and ate) loganberries (look like raspberries) and salal berries (look like blueberries). Can’t wait to go back!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Heaven of a Summer Day

“Heaven of a Summer Day”         Pastel              9” x 12”          $100          © Sharon Lewis
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“Enclosing the late heaven of a summer day, a canopy
Of incandescent blue above the dappled sunlight golden on the grass.” 

This is an excerpt from a poem by John Koethe (1945) which seems to capture in words my feelings when I painting this scene. It’s based on my photos of New Brunswick on a beautiful summer day, in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada.
Happy Almost Weekend!