Sunrise is quick, impressive and different every time. Ever think of that... different every time... how can that be??? I must admit the doing of this painting took me by surprise. I was awakened by this gem-like sight. There was no plan, except to see if I could create that ethereal feeling. It wasn't easy to paint so I had to rely quite a bit on memory and work in the studio. It is the view out my window into the back yard. The land at dawn has very little definition, more a glow of color. How much definition to use in the trees that touch the sky was the most challenging. They shouldn't be drawn....I still am not satisfied even after doing two takes and two days (this sunrise was yesterday.) Still I don't want to perseverate; time to move on to the vertical I posted yesterday.
I read this recently: "A sunrise may indicate that the dreamer is about to embark on a new adventure in the dreamer's work or personal life. This symbol is about new beginnings, renewal of life and energy, and fulfillment of one's purpose in life. " I can feel it 2010 will be just that.
It begins with another award from Katherine at Making a Mark- the awesome Painting a Day Stickability Shield. how cool is that? I love it! Thank you Katherine! I am delighted, honored and just plain amazed! Be sure to check out her site and read all about her awards
Thank you also to Casey and Astrid who nominated me for the Plein Air Plus Prize. Check out their inspiring blogs as well. I wrote about that fine moment yesterday, just scroll down.
One more thank you... to my good friend, Domi.
Long ago, in October of 2007, Domi helped me set up this blog. A neophyte to blogging I needed ALOT of help to learn the tricks. She has helped me through all my blogging crises! They used to be numerous... now less:-) What would I do without you Domi??????
Happy New Year!