Pockets of Sunlight, 4×4 in. Oil on linen/board. Available
Pockets of Sunlight
The land changes continuously as pockets of sunlight and wispy fog spread across its surface. Details appear, then suddenly disappear as nature plays a game of hide and seek.
Debbie Lamey-MacDonald ©
I painted this miniature on location in Tor Bay, Nova Scotia. This is one of my favorite areas to visit and paint. Wide open ocean spaces, wild flowers …nature in its purest form! The day I was painting this miniature, pockets of sunlight popped in and out of a rolling fog cover. Later, when I was almost finished the sun came out in full force. Capturing a moment in time is what makes plein air painting so meaningful and exciting!
Here is a photo of my painting in a garden setting.
Pockets of Sunlight, 4x4in. Oil on linen/board. Available
Today’s Simple Nature Sketch, NFS, July 21, 2016.
July 21, 2016
Today’s Simple Nature Sketch
This low-lying sedum brightens any garden with its lime green foliage and bright yellow flowers. I love how it creeps around on the garden floor, adding color and cheer. This little patch sits in a flower bed behind my house. This year a little grouping of pansies keep it company.
It was a fun subject to draw, especially the flowers. It is amazing how many tiny parts are on this small flower. Nature is really quite interesting if we take the time to observe and enjoy all her subtle offerings.
P.S. I didn’t forget about future posts about my year of drawing daily. Things have been so busy between working on my rose painting and gardening, plus domestic duties–think I need to clone myself. wink, wink
Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing weekend!
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