Saturday, May 15, 2010
Sometimes... Life is just about waiting... patiently!
Spring has apparently (by a few normal indicators).... arrived, but still seems to be taking its own sweet time deciding whether or not it will remain. Temperatures remain unseasonably cold... April showers and rain come and go... heavy killer frosts have greeted commuters and gardeners cruelly most mornings.
The woodland trilliums are fading quickly to their final pink phase... lilacs have just this week showed any interest in undertaking their annual May colour and perfume spectacle. Apple and strawberry blossoms have succumbed very quickly to the nasty icy finger of the numerous overnight frosts.In short... Spring seems very confused... as are the humans who revel in planting and recreational activities in the Oro-Medonte Hills region.
As for Yours Truly... "He" has been nestled under the warmth of his easel lights... "putzing around"...that's painting... in Nova Scotia using sketches and photo references to lift his dampened spirits. I must admit that "I" go as the weather goes... "I" very much depend upon sunshine to maintain good Karma. This "easel light therapy" tactic is my strategy to deal with depressing weather or stresses in my life. "I" simply retreat to my inner space (below decks)... and work away until the storm clouds disappear.It works for "Me"!
The two pieces displayed in this post are the last of five paintings that departed by courier yesterday for my gallery rep in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They had asked me to send along some more pieces for the upcoming summer influx of visitors... soon to descend upon the province... they were down to one last Sherman painting in their inventory.
Ironically... my visit to our post office yesterday yielded a pleasant surprise - a nice big cheque from the same gallery covering their latest sale of one of my larger works... "Mare's Tails Over Ironbound Island". All too Strange... "ships passing in the night".Storms do come... and pass. Fair weather does return
... in its own good time. Just keep sailing!
"Everything comes in its good time... to those who wait" (patiently)!
Good Painting to all!