Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Winter Walk on the Sakonnet, Oil, 5x7


This painting was from a photo I took on a very cold December evening across the street from my house.  The whole sky was salmon and the water reflecting it was the same color.  The river was as still as a lake - so unusual, and the reflections of Gould Island were beautiful and rosy.  People walking their dog on the beach I thought I just have to paint this.  It was such a perfect winter evening, and so typical of this area.  You feel like the whole world is pink, and it has a bit of magic in the air.

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5 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, Kelley, I’m so glad you’re back! I’ve missed your paintings over the last few weeks.

    This piece is pretty awesome ... so contemplative and ethereal, like a dream. But wait - this is the view from your house??? How great is that!

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  2. Ah, thanks, Karen, it's good to BE back! I have to cross the street and walk onto the beach for this particular view (I know, I know!). My own view has the beach to the right. I will never, ever run out of scenes to paint, I swear! And I am very grateful for this. :)

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  3. Wow I love this. it totally pulls you into the moment... so simple but so rich!

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  4. Like this one too! I'm jealous!
    This is the view from your house?!

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  5. Actually I have to walk across the street to get this 'low' view. I can actually see this little island and the river beyond from my BED (which is why I'll never, ever leave this house)!

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