Friday, June 29, 2007

Sunny Side Out

View out of the window from my breakfast table. Fun doing this pastel and feel particularly happy with the light showing through the cloth on the table. Begin to feel more at ease with this medium.
"But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun."
William Shakespeare

“Sunlight is painting.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne quotes


vivien said...

this one is absolutely gorgeous - beautiful light and lovely abstract shapes to it :)

Martin said...

Hello Anita
it´s great to see color in your beautiful work.
I like the stillness in these interiors.
all the best

Jeanette said...

The light through the cloth and on the floor is beautiful Anita.

This medium suits you well.

Anita said...

Vivien - I'm thinking of cropping it and doing it again - some of the shapes really speak to me.

Martin - Thank you for commenting!

Jeanette - thank you. Its taken some getting used to pastels. Slowly slowly!

Anonymous said...

I'd say you've got used to pastels pretty well! The transparency of the cloth is wonderful.

Billie Crain said...

Anita, you're becoming a master at creating a mood with your subject matter and lighting. i love the sheer tablecloth!

Kim said...

Gloriously rich colour Anita !!!!
love the composition and shapes.....

Anita said...

Dave - don't be fooled, it took a while!

Billie - lighting is what always attracts me to a subject. And in this house its a miracle to find any worth capturing!

Thank you Kim!

Robyn said...

I love your comment to Dave! Magic light through the tablecloth. Pastels hate me, but you make it look easy - and believe me, I know it isn't!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Anita...You should be happy...the light glowing thru the cloth is exquisite! bravo girl!

Anonymous said...

Thought I had already commented. Guess I forgot to click send. I love this piece. I bet that table looked beautiful with your recent social gatherings. It looks so graceful with the light coming through the window and cloth. Certainly just waiting for life to rush back into the room.

Anita said...

Robyn - they used to hate me too, but I'm beginning to like them so they have no choice any more!

Thank you Lisa!

Robin - the table was nice this morning, all set with brunch, mimosa's (buck's fizz for the Brits), eggs, bacon, sausage, freshly made bluberry muffins. Yummy!

Lindsay said...

I read Vivien's review on her blog today and dropped by for a visit! I love your work. You have such an interesting way of using your media and very expressively! I'll be back!

Anita said...

Lindsay - I hope you will! Its nice to have new people coming by and commenting!

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