September 14, 2009

Soft air/Golden sight

Sitting in my garden painting sunflowers when all of a sudden I looked around and said "something is different here," It is the air, it is quieter and lighter." I think the autumn light is quieter and oddly enough it creates the perfect setting for sunflowers.

My sunflowers must stretch tall to reach the sun as I have such a shady yard. I also must gaurd against the crafty, wily squirrels who run the ridge of my fence and want to fly up to the seed pod seeking a lunch which would prepare them for winter.

My father grew sunflowers and would measure across the center to see how large he could grow them. When I moved away from home sunflower seeds followed and I have planted them everywhere I have lived even Okinawa, Japan. I've also painted them everywhere in France, Italy and now here.

5 comments:

Joey said...

MOM, what a beeeeauuutiful painting! in the battle of carole vs. squirrel, my bets on you!

Eugenie Torgerson said...

Carole, you are right about the quietness of autumn light, and it does sort of sneak up on you. One day you notice how soft the air is, and how the plants seem to have relaxed their summer efforts. To me this is more of a New Year threshold than January 1.

Carole Buschmann said...

I agree. I was always so busy beginning new school year that I forgot to notice the change of the light.

Kate said...

Mom! That is a beautiful image. Please keep producing in your studio. You have inspired me to re-open my studio space. I have neglected it for far too long. I hope I have not let my skill dry up by taking such a long 'break'. But I understand that to be truely happy I need to create. Thank you for reminding me.

Tom Blazier said...

Very nice painting, Carole.

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