Friday, January 15, 2010


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


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!