Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Sunrise


The prompt for The Artists Play Room at Just Add Water Silly this week is sunsets. I love Sunrises and Sunsets, the colours thrill me, they are constantly changing. Sometimes I see a sunset and by the time I've got my camera it has changed. Strangely enough I have never up till now painted one. I love sunsets done by other artists and still remember the thrill of seeing the gigantic paintings of Turner at the National Gallery in London when I was in my early twenties on my OE. I would go and sit in front of one during my lunch break for up to half an hour, just marveling.

This painting I did in acrylics and is of a lake near my home. It is actually a sunrise that I saw some months back. It was very unusual as there was mist as well, and it created a lovely silent glow on the landscape. I often go to this lake to mediate and commune with nature and God. That morning I felt very close to God and can picture it still as if it was yesterday. So thank you APR for giving me the push to paint my first sunrise.

11 comments:

  1. this is gorgeous, sharon! sunrise over the lake, nothing is more beautiful! unless it's the sunset :)

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  2. Visiting from the APR - This is very beautiful. The colours are hypnotic :0) Mo x

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  3. BEautimous, Sharon. The colours are just exquisite!!

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  4. this is amazing Sharon...at first I thought it was abstract but as I looked at it the lake became clear. I love it.

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  5. Oh Sharon, this is sooo gorgeous! Those colours! WOW! Love love love it!

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  6. Stunning! Beautifully captured and I love the hint of a horizon/reflection - it shows great control of the watercolors. Visiting from APR

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  7. this is such a great job, I love the misty-moisty feeling of it.

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  8. Really beautiful. I love the reflection, just gorgeous.
    Von

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  9. Sharon this is stunning... so beautiful... and delicate... wish I had seen that sunrise...xx

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