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Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Forest Above

The Forest Above
acrylic on panel

This is number three of the four reflections I painted while I was at Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus earlier this month. Again, this is from my first day at the workshop when I drove to Spruce River. I've been finding it hard to photograph these reflections. Not sure why.

I'm feeling a bit melancholy tonight. Tomorrow morning I will register the kids for school. I can't believe summer is coming to a close. And here on the prairies it really hardly felt like summer, weather-wise anyway. Very cold and wet and humid. But the climate is not the reason I am melancholy. The kids are getting older and it is happening too fast. My little morning partner is going to Grade One and will be in school all day- no more half days for him. When I said I would miss him he told me that if I got lonely I could snuggle his Stuffies. He is such a doll. And my oldest is starting Grade Three... he had a Dictionary on his school supply list! This is going to a bit of a difficult adjustment I think. For me, not them. I am going to have more time on my hands than I have had in years and years, which raises the question.... What now?


Diana Marshall said...

Love the painting, what a clever idea to paint just reflections!
Now you have more time on your hands you could paint more and have more me time, I am sure you deserve it. (so don't feel guilty, just enjoy)

Nicki said...

Hi Diana,

Nice to hear from you! I hope you are well.

Yes, I love to paint just the reflections, although the entire visual scene at Spruce River is appealing and I have enjoyed painting many aspects of it.

Thanks for your words. The kids are both at school right now as I type this and it feels weird having my morning free. Usually my little guy is with me. It's hard, but I hope I do paint more. That will help.