Friday, August 20, 2010

Lambert Lake

 Lambert Lake
Oil on Linen

About a month ago, I went for a walk with my daughter.  She never cares how hot it is.  She always manages to get me to go.  We went in a different direction from our usual walks.  She took me to an area right near our house where I had never been.  I couldn't believe it!  Here was a beautiful landscape area called Lambert Lake.  I had never been tempted to go to this area because it's right behind an ugly water treatment facility.  

Two weeks later my husband and I went back for a little picnic with wine and appetizers.  We walked around the lake at dusk and I found the inspiration I needed.  Funny what gifts are available when we least expect it.


loriann said...

beeeeaauuutiful! I think you may have found a new muse.

Marion said...

The best gifts are surprises, aren't they? I think your painting is much more beautiful than the original even. Thank you for sharing your art. Blessings!

Caroline said...

Very lovely, the warmth from the evening sun really makes your painting glow. I can feel the silence I think I may have said that before in response to your paintings. Very peaceful.

Joan Breckwoldt said...

Janelle, what a wonderful post and painting. This made my night! Sometimes those unexpected gifts are the best.


I love the atmospheric lighting you have captured in this painting. Beautiful work!

William Weith said...

Hi, Janelle
Nice painting and, wow, what a trip down memory lane. I used to fly-fish at Lambert lake many years ago. Most local people don't even know that beautiful spot even exists. It's tucked in behind a car dealership, if I recall. Such a beautiful spot--trees and water and light. Sort of has "Janelle" written all over it.
Thanks for a pleasant memory -W

Betsy said...

If that view is within walking distance from your home, then you do have a special gift! How wonderful! Your painting looks so serene and peaceful! Sigh. :)

Manon Doyle said...

I love when I see one of your paintings on my dashboard, Janelle. The warm, glowing colors attract my eye each time. All of your pieces are gorgeous. I love, love this one!!

Celeste Bergin said...

I can see this painting on my wall--warming up the room...bringing the outdoors indoors. I like this lake--maybe you will be inspired to do more from there.

Gary Keimig said...

sometimes treasures are where we least expect to find them. great job, Janelle.

Karen said...

Yes it's wonderful you found it! I love the composition in this one. Maybe it will become one of your regulars? Seems like a great spot.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Loriann, Yep, I think I have found a new muse! Thank you!

Hi Marion, Yes, unexpected things are the best. Thank you and blessings!

Hi Caroline, Thank you! I'm so glad this painting evoked a peaceful feeling. That means a lot to me.

Hi Joan, Thank you! I've enjoyed all your recent plein air experiences this summer!

Hi Kellie, Thank you and welcome!

Hi William, Wow, your comment took me aback! Funny how you fly fished at this very spot at Lambert Lake. And yes, there are still car dealerships on the perimeter, although it's hard to see them from inside the wooded area. Now that is wild!

Hi Betsy, Thank you! I'm glad you think the painting is serene and peaceful. Enjoy your time now that the boys are back in school!

Hi Manon, Thank you! And your lovely ladies evoke a similar response from me!

Hi Celeste, Oh, yes, I think there will be more paintings from Lambert Lake. Thank you so much!

Hi Gary, So true that treasures are where we least expect them. Thank you!

Hi Karen, Yes, I think it would be a good place to observe in all seasons. It will probably look so different in fall and winter. Thanks so much, Karen!