Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Butterfly Song (Harkness Park)



20"x20" oil on stretched canvas

"This was one of those perfect New England days in late summer where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealing flight, like a spy, through the ripening country-side, and, with feigned sympathy for those who droop with August heat, puts her cool cloak of bracing air about leaf and flower and human shoulders." ~Sarah Orne Jewett

This quote describes the weather today so well. It did feel like just a touch of fall was in the air. A bit scary/suspicious if you ask me, as I'm not ready at all for summer to end. It feels like it just got here! This scene is back at Harkness Park, the joe-pye weeds in this field are so pretty. Butterflies love it, and are flitting along the blossom tops.

This painting is available directly from the artist in my DailyPainter.com gallery store.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Kathy Cousart said...

So pretty- love the way you painted the field. Wonderful color harmony.

August 24, 2011 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks so much Kathy!

August 24, 2011 at 12:13 PM  

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