Thursday, June 21, 2012

What's Been On the Easel Lately

Evening Grace
Oil on Linen

It's the beginning of summer.  Even though it seems that it has been summer for quite a while, actually Summer Solstice took place just yesterday.  I do a lot of reading this time of year.  Sometimes I crave an  Agatha Christie novel or sometimes just a book of quotes.  I came across this one and it spoke to me.

All you need is deep within you waiting to unfold and reveal itself.  All you have to do is be still and take time to seek for what is within, and you will surely find it.

-  Eileen Caddy

The above painting is a commission I was working on most recently.  It sat at my easel for quite a long time because it is larger than what I'm used to painting.  At the start of each painting, I have an idea of how I want it to look but it rarely comes out looking like what is in my mind's eye.  More often than not, it turns out to be a complete surprise to me.


Betsy Brock said...

Love the quote. :)

This is a gorgeous painting! I'm particularly drawn to the paintings of yours with a bit of blue in them like's just lovely!

Pat O'Driscoll said...

I like the softer values receding into the background, nice quiet calm mood to the painting.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Hi Janelle
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments. Sorry to hear about your problems with the basement(which are being resolved).
This is definitely a large size canvas to work with, but it is coming along beautifully. I agree the painting has a calm serene mood to it...I feel as if I am sitting on the back deck in the evening with hardly a sound.
Wonderful quote...I am going to pass it on to my daughter who is going through relationship difficulties.

Patrice Erickson said...

It's beautiful! Your client will be thrilled!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

The painting is gorgeous Janelle. The soft hues have such an impact. Love the quote too.