Monday, June 28, 2010

Petals in the Breeze


I love pink trees - what can I say. When spring time comes around - it gives me a lot of pleasure to see the beautiful trees in bloom. I was blessed to get an afternoon free this spring so that I could make this painting. It was a really windy day and the clouds were rolling in. I'd been itching to paint some of the pink trees I was seeing and by the time I was able to get an afternoon free, they were starting to fade already. I wasn't going to let a little wind and rain stop me from making this painting. I knew I had to be really quick, but had some difficulty choosing a tree. I was stopped in my tracks by the beauty of a cheery tree in blossom in front of the Police Credit Union on Highway #2 in Pickering. Funny thing was - once I got out of the car, it was a smaller blooming bush just outside the old Saturn dealership that really seemed to be what I was looking for. I painted as fast as I could because I could see the storm clouds rolling in - I just finished up in time to get my painting supplies back in the car before the rain really started to come down. Hope you like it.


'Petals in the Breeze'

Petals in the breeze
Dance the Spiral
Flow of life
With no regrets.

Blossoms bloom and fade;
Of this day...
Blissful freedom.

Open to the now
Like a petal
In the breeze,
With gratitude.

Acrylics on Maisonite -- 11" x 24"
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