Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sunset on the Lake

I know I have not posted much lately, but then I have also not painted much either. I seem to spend my days running around to galleries, organising framing, shipping and every other aspect of my art, but what I enjoy the most and that is sitting down and painting.

I must be honest its not the hectic running around I had in mind for myself. I suppose though once the hard work is done things will settle down and I will be able to concentrate on painting. I brought about 50 paintings with me and the new ones I have painted and I supposed its just been a long hard slog to find suitable outlets for all of them.

This oil painting I have titled sunset on the lake. Compared to SA the sun sets much later here which I supposed is also helped by daylight saving. Auckland is a city with ocean and waterways just every where. Though this is not a particular Auckland scene its just my imagination of a tranquil home on a lake.

34 comments:

tha said...

the painting makes me relax
thanks

Jodi said...

Absolutely beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

BEAUTIFUL...love the vibrant blue of the water...so glad that you are PAINTING!!!...wonderful!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

It is very beautiful!

capybara said...

I love this picture. The colours are so bright and crisp, definately somewhere I could imagine living.

TNT2008 said...

I like the colors of this painting.
Wish I was on that little boat...

shedlife said...

love the painting..my grandchild would love this really..

ESCUDERO said...

I really enjoy this painting. If South Africa looks like this it is gorgeous! This painting has a cheerful and vibrant effect.

Jodi said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Melissa said...

Sunset on the Lake is very beautiful! You are really talented.

tahtimbo said...

I just love this painting! I was just sitting and staring at it and felt so calm. Fantastic work!

Relimom said...

I think it's beautiful and would love to live there!

Nick said...

This is such a nice painting. I love how you did the water and the detail of the flowers! The bridge area looks so serene, I feel like jumping into the painting and watch the fishes in the lake. Great work :)

dawn said...

I also get frustrated when the mundane duties of life get in the way of the creative parts ...
Sunset on the lake is lovely!

Evan Johnson said...

I really like this painting and the bridge and surroundings do make it look tranquil.

- Evan

Tomas Karkalas said...

Wow, I was seated back in awe. Your painting radiates what is impossible to learn by study: not the musings but the hearty joy and gratitude for life's beauty are present on your canvas. Thank you

Jacqueline said...

You should have no problem selling this one! Nice, peaceful, colorful, just beautiful. I love the house. Keep of the good work. Your painting days will roll around again. :-)

Connect with your teens said...

This picture is beautiful. I love the colors.

Shinade said...

oh my this is absolutely beautiful. it's awe inspiring. What a wonderful talent and gift you have!!

virtual millenium said...

This painting and all the others are very beautiful, good work!

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Duni said...

Yes, I think many artists are lamenting that they spend more time marketing their work than actually painting...
This painting caught my eye immediately. I want to live in that house!

Stiletto Sports Jen said...

truly beautiful! wonder colors and feeling of tranquility

Simply Sticky said...

Wow! Just WOW! I love this so much! Really, wonderful!

shydub said...

the painting is so amazing

Dwacon® said...

Peaceful scene...

Ching Ya said...

You're a very talented lady. Great work on the painting.

How about a Christmas tree, or a snowy scene for Christmas Day? I think you'll do wonderful with either one of them.

Merry Christmas.

Under The Sun said...

it really is a beautiful painting! sooooo relaxing and pleasing to the eye.

robroy said...

It's Beautiful.
The colors are amazing.

Lezzymom said...

What a wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing it.

Jolie said...

I attend a lot of art openings. The color use in your art is gorgeous.

qiwoman said...

Have a wonderful 2009. I lvoe your art work. I always enjoy visiting your blog.

Einjel said...

great! if i live in that house, the view is absolutely relaxing.. kudos, i love your art.

Star-chuu said...

This picture you painted is extremely beautiful!! Everything is perfect; you have a wide imagination, and in every color derived the different meaning which only heart and soul can understand. Thanks for this picture you shared!!God bless you.