Friday, January 15, 2010

Promise


I wanted to paint something other than a snow scene.

Thinking about all the people I'm meeting doing
this blog thing, I wanted to paint something to reflect
my hope for good things to come. For everyone.
To me a rainbow represents hope, promise, and a play
of light.
I painted this from a photo I took last Spring.
I promise to give my best this year, to all of you.
A leap of faith that it will happen. To play with light.
approx. 5"x7" oil on gesso'd board

10 comments:

Charles Pompilius said...

Nice. Makes me long for spring already.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

That's a nice painting and a lovely sentiment. Blogging has opened up the world for us. It's so wonderful, it could be illegal, but it's not.
Kiss Mr Meowie for me ;)

Celeste Bergin said...

Ah, he's hooked. We be bloggin. Interesting work here..... the dark and the rainbow.

Judy P. said...

Nice painting-great water! You captured that strange light that happens with a rainbow, after a rain; vivid and bright, but very cool and deep.
Yes, let's all make great art gains in 2010!

billspaintingmn said...

Charles, Thanks! spring is just around the corner!
Mary, Thank you :) This world is big and I want
to paint it! Meowie is napping in the chair next to me >"< ( a painting?!)
Celeste, Thanks! I'll be bloggin' I hope to do a week this year where I can have a post everyday, as you have. A challenge!
Thank you Judy! Let's go for it!! Make it fun!

Sadia Hussain said...

Great reflections! with the glimmer of hope well portrayed.

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Sadia! A glimmer of hope, I like that :)

PleinEric said...

This turned out really nice! I admit I'm afraid to paint a rainbow. Nice work...

billspaintingmn said...

Hi Eric! Thanks!
Never be afaid of rainbows, I've been chasing
'em all my life.
I just happend to catch this one!

Debra Bryant said...

Bill, I've come back to look at this several times. You have really captured a mood of serenity, the peaceful calm that comes after a storm. I love how the darkness of your foreground allows the luminosity of the sky to exist in quiet luxury. That's the best I can do at describing how this feels to me. Thanks for sharing. Very well done!