Monday, August 11, 2008

At the Edge of the Forest

At the Edge of the Forest
Acrylic on Paper

Mondays are busy for me but I managed to find time for some painting this afternoon, done from a photo by my friend, Nina Bagley. I'm noticing what happens at the edges of natural things... the contrast of light and dark at the edge where meadow meets forest, the glow at the edge of a rose petal in the morning sun, the prism of colors on the shell of a soap bubble, the light edge on the tree trunks that I see out my studio window, the shadow edge on the house siding created by the sun shining on an overlapping board, the dark edge of my friend's cheek as light glows behind her. And I realize that I don't stop to look, not often enough, at this beautiful world that God created for us to enjoy. I hope you stop for awhile today just to look and wonder at the beauty around you.


  1. Anonymous11:31 AM PDT

    ohhhhhh - WONDERFUL! and i know precisely which photograph you chose for this: the western view from my bedroom window in wisconsin. heaven. and you captured it perfectly, jo. lovely. xo

  2. Hey Jo, just found your blog--nice to see you again! I love this painting, and what a good reminder to stop and really look at what's right in front of us. Thanks for the inspiration! xo


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