Monday, July 14, 2008

Unexpected treats

This was supposed to be posted last night (Monday), but it was slightly delayed because I wasn't able to upload any photos. So here it is now.

It rained Sunday!!! I mean it. It really rained. In July, in the middle of the day, in the desert. It was amazing. I was in the studio, paint brush in hand, when I heard this sound. It took me a moment to determine what that sound was. Then it hit me - RAIN! Needless to say, I grabbed the camera and went outside to photograph and dance in it. It was lovely. It didn't rain long, but it was enough rain to fill up our wheelbarrow with water. I should have taken a photo of that, but sometimes I forget that my eyes aren't cameras.

I worked on a painting from one of the little watercolors I was working on a couple of weeks ago. Do you remember those? Well, I wanted to blow them up big, and do them in oil. So this was the first one. I may go in and work on it more, but it needs to dry and sit a little. There is contemplation involved, don't you know. The part I am enjoying the most so far is when I came back in with the palette knife and gave it some nice texture.

There are more photos and paintings coming, but it is time for bed.

Good night.


Melissa & Emmitt said...

good morning karine!
this painting really struck me! i said wow! out loud. i think i startled my husband fred. :)
this painting is as special as rain in july in the desert!
wonderful karine!

priya said...

i laughed when i read this. i love this post. i guess i'd be like you if it snowed here. but what a lovely shot looking out of your house into all that wonderful space.
the close up of this painting is so interesting as i can now see how you've worked on the texture.
and the shapes? i feel uplifted when i contemplate this. and considering the title, that is appropriate isn't it?
good night. i'm off to bed now.

High Desert Diva said...

Yay for rain!

I like the palette knife texture.

lee said...

I also laughed out loud, rain in the desert in July, that belongs in the world of records. I love the paintings, the last one the blue feels like movement to me. Love them both.......