Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Last of the Lilacs

5"x7" oil on gessoed masonite artboard

"Be in awe of all that is alive. Be in natural wonder. It is the pace of peace."- Gunilla Norris

While it poured rain outside this morning, I decided to work inside from a photo & memories of the lilacs that grew at my previous home. The old shrubs were packed with blooms the last summer I lived there, and made for some great painting & photography...and some great memories of fragrance and beauty - yes - even those memories leave great visual impressions!

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Blogger Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Wow, that's some memory! How delightful, love it!!

June 15, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

LOL- thanks Diane. I had painted this from life back at that time, (20x24) and this big mass of lilacs in this rather large jug smelled great outside. I brought it into the house afterwards & MAN- the smell was so strong it nearly drove me out of the house with a whopper of a headache! So off it went to the porch to enjoy there for a little while longer! I think if I had not painted it from life back then, I might not have felt so strongly about it now!

June 15, 2011 at 9:20 AM  

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