Monday, May 16, 2011

Red Right Returning




15"x30" oil on deep gallery wrapped linen

Everybody's talking at me.
I don't hear a word they're saying,
Only the echoes of my mind.
People stopping staring,
I can't see their faces,
Only the shadows of their eyes.

I'm going where the sun keeps shining
Thru' the pouring rain,
Going where the weather suits my clothes,
Backing off of the North East wind,
Sailing on summer breeze
And skipping over the ocean like a stone.
- Harry Nilsson


As I was posting this painting, I just kept thinking about "sailin' on a summer breeze"...and honestly - if you're my age, you just can't say that phrase without singing it to Harry Nilsson's tune. With all the chilly rain we've had lately, this is one fine daydream, to recall the sunny days out on the water last summer! Watching the boats go by!

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4 Comments:

Blogger Kathryn Townsend said...

This has a beautiful color composition.

May 19, 2011 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Kathryn!

May 19, 2011 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

A lovely fresh painting Roxanne. It could be Dovestones reservoir just a few miles up the road from here. Yes, I know the words but for the life of me I can't think of the tune. I'll have to ask my daughter in Beligum!

May 26, 2011 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Sheila! I found the tune on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AzEY6ZqkuE

Now it will be stuck in your head, too! :-)

May 27, 2011 at 7:27 PM  

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