Lingering Onward Dreamily
When we go to the Cape, John and I give each other several hours a day to paint. I was really glad to have my painting time in the morning again this year. I had wanted to get images of trees with back-lighting and lots of shadows in the foreground. Getting up before six to catch the low sun and long shadows was perfect - if exhausting. This one will definitely inform my dream tree series, especially in the loose and abstract approach to the shadows.
The title comes from a Lewis Carroll poem, so nostalgic and sweet.
A Boat beneath a Sunny Sky
A BOAT beneath a sunny sky, Lingering onward dreamily In an evening of July —
Children three that nestle near, Eager eye and willing ear, Pleased a simple tale to hear —
Long has paled that sunny sky: Echoes fade and memories die: Autumn frosts have slain July.
Still she haunts me, phantomwise, Alice moving under skies Never seen by waking eyes.
Children yet, the tale to hear, Eager eye and willing ear, Lovingly shall nestle near.
In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream — Lingering in the golden gleam — Life, what is it but a dream?
9” x 12”, oil on canvas, please inquire for prices