Saturday, February 6, 2010

grey days

our beautiful winter wonderland of snow is now a memory...

we have been left with very grey days.

all is well with my computer...big relief!

my grey painting above is inspired by my art class in which we were prompted to paint a "self portrait metaphor".

i see myself as a lone, misty tree in a wide open field.

often alone.

standing strong.

and fragile.

yielding to the wind.

reaching out.

shrouded by haze and yet very crystal clear.

peaceful, quiet, glorious grey days of winter...

spent painting and photographing...

soon it will be spring,

and my attention will turn to matters of the garden.

another love.

another passion...

all photos and paintings by erin.


Luiza said...

What a relief, knowing everything is OK with the most important object, the computer =).
Without my computer, I´d be lost...hehe.

Wonderful painting, and description of yourself.
I hope,that you feel less alone in here with us!

Have a wonderful sunday!


KarenB said...

Only you could make gray days so beautiful!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful photos and paintings. They keep talking about "snow showers" this week - don't want to hear that. Glad you got your computer issues straightened out. I panic when something goes haywire on mine as I am computer challenged.
Enjoy your weekend.

kjkljk;ljljgjgfuyhd said...

Simply beautiful. I'm in awe.
Thank you for sharing.

Donna said...

Erin, So beautiful! You are very talented! I love all your photos and paintings.
I can't wait for spring :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous paintings. Love the soft colors & feelings.

erin's art and gardens said...

sweet luiza...i think you are confusing "often alone" with lonliness? which i am not. but i DO adore your company sweety..........

beth said...

your paintings are amazing...I feel like I could walk right inside them....

Carole said...

Such a treat to see your art work.
It made me sad to think that you see yourself as alone! I hope not!
Glad your computer is happy again!

ArtSparker said...

Lovely silvery world, thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your sensibility very much.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Erin
The first painting is just wonderful, I think i get the alone thing.. well at least in my term of reference. Glad you pc is better .. not sure if you got my email.. I had all sorts of trouble before i upgrade IE

Take care xx Julie

Cobalt Violet said...

What a relief about the computer!

Lovely painting ... so cozy and similar to my antique bed and white down comforter! Birds of a feather! ;)

Don said...

I enjoy your paintings and photographs very much.
And trees. Yes.

ben said...

MMMMHHHHHH!!! Spectacular painting. You really are reaching out. It's so beautiful to see, and that it feels like you invite us to travel along your beautiful journey in your blog. Inspiring as always.