Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Life Imitating Art



Thanks to an evening of painting well past midnight I'm posting early today.  The grey/black skies and constant thunder and lightning gave way to a few hours of calm in the late afternoon yesterday so I packed up the kids and headed down to the beach for a quick but refreshing swim.   And there in the water- out just a  little ways  were two women doing the backstroke under the indigo skies (did they have swim caps on?)  It was as if the ladies from my earlier paintings had come to life!  They swam the whole time we were there and I knew when I got home that I needed to capture the image of them out in the water.  Summer is fleeting and these women with their constant calm strokes served as a reminder to slow down and enjoy these next few weeks and all it has to offer. So above are the two smaller paintings of night swimming women and my messy late night studio.   Now I have to wonder will I start seeing rainbow houses and chocolate chip cookie weather vanes???

6 comments:

justagirl said...

oooooh I love these two pieces...

they are so peaceful and the colours are lovely, makes me want to get in the water.

Katherine

Michele Maule said...

Very cool!
Oh, how I would love to go see the ocean...

Sandy Mastroni said...

I love the painting on your desk in your teeny tiny studio !
So ,you have just started blogging !
Have fun ... it is addictive !

Janice La Verne said...

i love those swimming women.

is it lake michigan you are near? and there are no sharks or riptides? that's kind of amazing. how do the tides work with such a large lake.

no need to answer, i just have never known anyone whose beach wasn't the ocean...

and your studio is really tidy!

tangled sky studio said...

hi there thanks to all for stopping in...sandy you're right the blogging can be addictive but in a good way since it keeps thing moving forward in my studio! and janice, yes a big sugar sand beach with crystal clear water is at the end of my street. once or twice a week we have decent waves but usually it's just a vast expanse of water and sky. i really love the ocean for the crashing waves, earthy smell and living quality but for a daily dip the lake is awesome(no sharks and very few riptides!)

Creative Debs said...

Love 'em! I love a story with a painting...