Wednesday, March 10, 2010

hot summer evening

It's warmer than cold outside the studio, and the fat-flaked soaking snow that falls in March is here. The mud is thickening out in the alley, bits of grass are greening up, the first leaves of the daylilies are poking through and the periwinkles are bravely blinking little blue-violet flowers. Spring is a determined season.

Meanwhile, here inside the studio I've been stashing wishful thinking, imagining how good this weather would feel in July. I'm determined beyond reason.


16 comments:

loriann said...

ooooooooh, I REALLY like this one. What calm!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Found your blog via Margaret's. Your work is amazing, love it.

Melinda said...

Yum. Wow. Warm and inviting and beautiful. Your region is where I'd like to be in July! In my area, it's time to run for the hills to get away from the heat.

SamArtDog said...

Loriann, this does feel calmer than shivering through this winter!

Thanks so much, Tina. Welcome and come back anytime!

M - I confess that posting this to survivors of this winter is easy money. Or in your case, a cool summer breeze.

Jala Pfaff said...

Oh my god, this is SOOOOOO amazing. What's up wid you, pulling off one amazing pastel after another?! I'm jealous!

Jala Pfaff said...

P.S. I think if this was done on the velour paper, then that means I get to keep it.

Casey Klahn said...

Way to go, Sam! Keep pasteling!

SamArtDog said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Casey. Keep pasteling, you say? Just try to stop me!

cohen labelle said...

Hi Sam
I couldn’t stop looking at this! Yes it’s beautiful, spectacular!!!!
Marcia

SamArtDog said...

Marcia,

Thanks for the kind comment. I did enjoy spending time under these orange skies, especially these days. I hope you spring is springing!

Janelle Goodwin said...

This painting is a real beauty. I want to be there inside this painting on a hot summer evening!

SamArtDog said...

Welcome Janelle! Google Friend Connect just DISconnected me when I tried to send you a msg. Ha! It's not you; it keeps doing that whenever I try to send to a new follower.

I've seen your dreamy landscapes and love them. I say, stare at them all you want: it sure beats TV.

Looked through your blog and found the post about your house. We also live in a Sears kit Craftsman house built in 1928 by a plumber. Built to last!

Bob Lafond said...

Everybody's already said it, but I'll say it too: this pastel is great!

SamArtDog said...

Thanks for the visit and encouragement, Bob. Your opinion means a lot!

Double "D" said...

wow, wow & wow!!!!!
such a powerful but peaceful painting!!!!

this is now my favorite!

excuse me for a minute while i go back
for another look! you given this gray, cold and
wet sunday a huge lift for me!

if i was a dog, my tongue would be hanging out of a happy dog smile!

doug

SamArtDog said...

Hey, good to hear from you, Doug! Hope you continue to be on the mend. Glad to make your gray day warmer.

For even more spark, see my next post. It'll make you glad you're alive.