|Sundrenched Dunes - oil on canvas - 11x14|
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
From the Back Burner -Day 2 0f 30 paintings in 30 days
Life can take you on unexpected journeys. My life has landed me unexpectedly up north away from my home and husband in Florida. Every two months I go home for a visit. Last October, I was just in time on my visit to catch the very last of the swimming weather. While exploring the dunes near Pensacola Beach, I came upon a patch of beach scrub topped with bright yellow flowers. Against the dark green of the holly and oaks that covered the dunes, the bright yellow made an intriguing patchwork of light and dark shapes. It's funny how something will trigger long dormant memories, but the colors and shapes reminded me of a favorite set of wooden blocks I had as a young child that were exactly those same colors. Happy colors, happy sunlight and the pleasure of strolling though a beautiful place on an autumn day!