Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cloud Painting

When Toni and I were Kayaking at Gleason's Cove last summer, I took seceral pictures of the clouds and water. One day it was particularly beautiful, with the water smooth and the clouds reflecting in it. I tried and failed to reproduce it here, but I will try again.

The trees have turned their yellow-green. Some of the tulips are dropping their petals. Every day that the season advances I wish I could stop its progress. Last Spring was so recent, followed by Summer, Fall, and Winter, that they seem to be tripping over each other. Before I know it, I'll be shovelling snow again. Every new leaf is already on its way to turning brown and dry.

I have suddenly come to realize the truth in what "old" people used to tell me.......that time passes faster and faster as the years go by.
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Anonymous said...

Pam told me the funniest thing about that..."Life is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!" Hahaha!

Anonymous said...

By the way, that anonymous post is from your daughter! I couldn't remember how to get into my own blogger account.

Rabea said...

Hi there. I have moved to Portland and now have a new baby. I haven't been painting a lot lately. But I remember last year I tried to do the painting from your photograph and I failed too. I didn't try again. Water reflections could be hard. I think I failed because I was too technical. Perhaps try to do a quuick and loose interpretation. Otherwise, hope all is well!

rainey55 said...

I see this painting through different eyes and find it very successful - though it may not be what you wanted - I think it sings.

You captured the clouds perfectly.