Oil on Linen mounted on panel
(c) Kelly Medford, 2011
Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S. and am I thankful! What painter wouldn't be grateful for the abundance of beauty that offers itself up daily to be painted? And then all of you to share it with.
There is no shortage of things to be grateful for in this world.
This is another painting from the lovely Mt. Dora out on the lake. This was an afternoon painting, done in the soft light during the last few hours of the day. After painting and being so partial to that bright Mediterranean light, it's a relief to the eyes to have a softer view sometimes. The clouds were being so dramatic and moving so quickly while painting this, that I had to make a sort of composite design to try and sum of all of the wonderful formations as they passed before my eyes. My brush and hand can't keep up with the constant movements of nature, but that's part of the beauty and challenge of landscape painting: the attempt to capture a fleeting moment and the opportunity to make it my own.
If you like this painting, it is available here on my website.
A Happy day of giving thanks to all of you!