Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Stillness


Summer Stillness
8x8
Cradled Panel


My favorite time of day to be outside in July is early evening.  When the sun starts going down, it's a great time to go for a long walk and enjoy the outdoors.  It's when the fireflies make an appearance and we experience the magic hours.

Summer can be a time of intense activity and social gatherings.  It has been that way for me this summer.  That's why I try to make time to be alone in nature, just observing all the beauty around me.

Meaning, moods, the whole scale of our inner experience, finds in nature "the correspondences" through which we may know our boundless selves.

- Kathleen Raine

  







11 comments:

Claire said...

Thats so beautiful xxxxx
I wish we had fireflies in Wales

Doug Runyan said...

This one's really nice, Janelle. I've decided that I like your paintings best when they have that dreamy look but are cooler in tone. Beautiful!

Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

this painting absolutely takes my breath away-i really like this change in palette re the saturated pinks-i think I respond because this is what I see on evening walks in my neck of the woods as well-gorgeous light! (and aren't Kathleen Raine's words beautiful? she 'got' nature)

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Very serene and lovely, Janelle!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Claire, They're our little magical friends! Thank you!

Hi Jan, Oh, don't you just love taking evening walks? That's the best time of day. Thank you!

Hi Diane, Thank you so much!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Doug, Thanks for giving me your feedback re the color palette. For a long time, I've been doing paintings in warmer colors, but have recently started doing them in a cooler palette. I'm looking forward to following your blog!

Caroline said...

A very beautiful and poetic painting Janelle. The cool colours are lovely and your thoughts on an evening walk are nice too. Thank you for sharing.

Clipping Path Provider said...

Its a work of excellence. Great & fantastic picture!

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Caroline, Thank you and I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

SUSAN RODEN said...

Breathe-taking!

Cara said...

This is wonderful Janelle -