Saturday, August 1, 2009


9" x 12"
oil on canvas board (linen)
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About a month ago I was driving down Friendship Lane and saw all these wonderful pot-bellied hay bales lounging in the fields on either side of the road. I took some pictures and used them for the first time last night. I had originally set up my easel off the back porch, but it was soooo hot and the sun was soooo bright that I wimped out and decided to work from a photo instead.

I hadn't painted since I went up to Washington to pack my stuff for the move, so I was feeling a bit rusty. I have to admit, I was not mentally in the best of places while working on this one, but I found forcing myself to focus on the process of painting to be good medicine. It was a good reminder to ditch the "tossers," as my friend Simon puts it, and move on. Unpleasant people and unhappy thoughts are not worth wasting my time and energy on, especially when I can put my energy toward something as amazing as creation.

Art and laughter are the best medicine.

And chocolate.
We cannot forget chocolate!


Regina Calton Burchett said...

Ahhh. That's what I think when I see this - the blues are wonderful and I love the composition!! Lovely!

Marian Fortunati said...

Goodness.... This is wonderful... You may not have STARTED in the best place but you sure ended up there!!..

Love the colors ... the whole thing!

Mary Anne Cary said...

Sara, love the brush work in this, very nice.