Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pines and Lavender Hillsides



5"x7" oil on gessoed masonite archival panel

“Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.” -Buddha

I really loved getting to paint out at Keys Creek, it was such a beautiful, calm place - just a real balm to the senses. Funny how painting plein air just locks in those good memories to draw from & be able to paint it again in the studio from the wonderful views all over that place. (I keep thinking of the warm sun, the fragrance wafting over the blossoms, and the 'drunken' bees just humming around, oblivious to anyone else.) Then when you're quiet & standing painting, you notice hummingbirds nearby in the bouganvillia arch, hawks flying over the distant hills, songbirds in the trees edging the property. The magic just comes together...makes you feel lucky to be a painter! I know my fellow painters know that feeling! and yes, as Buddha says, that inward calm comes from replenishing and nurturing our physical selves. (Did Buddha ever walk through lavender?)

While it's wet:
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3 Comments:

Blogger Norma Wilson said...

You really painted a picture with words of how it felt to be there at these beautiful fields. Lovely!

March 1, 2012 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Norma! It's such a delightful place to be.

March 1, 2012 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Beautiful!

March 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM  

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