Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cottage Garden Morning

6"x8" oil on Belgian linen mounted on board (Raymar)

One kind word can warm three winter months.
- Japanese proverb

Today's painting is called "Cottage Garden Morning". For those of you who really didn't get enough of summer, it was glorious here in CT this year. A good way to keep those thoughts in front of you is with a painting. A gentle reminder when winter lasts a bit too long for you, that summer will return as beautiful as ever. I'm offering some special auction prices in my ebay store for those last minute Christmas gifts!

I have just returned from my mom's house in FL after helping her with some repairs and "stuff like that" this past week. We got a lot accomplished this week, but not a bit of painting done by me. I'm happy to be home to get painting again AND get my Christmas preparations together. I missed the first snow fall of the season, and a gusher of a rain-storm. Thank goodness we didn't get the ice on our end of the state. I'm hoping those friends to the north of us have got their power back on- what a scary - awful mess! What a winter this is starting out to be!


Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

That's a lovely painting Roxanne, really like the relaxed feel of it - and no, we got hardly any summer here at all. The Japanese proverb is wonderful. I will keep it in mind!

December 15, 2008 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Sheila! We have some summers like you mentioned, gone too fast. I have a funny feeling we'll be paying for our good luck of this past summer once winter "really gets down to business"! brrr. keep thinking warm thoughts!! ;-)

December 15, 2008 at 2:28 PM  

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