Monday, March 18, 2013

Morning Headlines

"Morning Headlines" 10x8" oil on gessobord

"The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you; 
don't go back to sleep." 
— Jalaluddin Rumi, mystical poet

How I love being present to witness the first light of day as it streams in my east facing kitchen windows. Stepping boldly into the center ring with awesome power and majesty, this mighty force pummels it's way in through every crook and cranny, splitting open a gaping gash of light across the surface of dark wooden table. Instantly this force to be reckoned with, delivers another swift jab resulting in a death defying knock-out blow! Sun, the "winner and world champion" is silently proclaimed as rooster erupts in unabated joy. Darkness, has once again been trumped by the hope and resurrection of new day. 

John Ciardi summed it up so perfectly, "Cry anything you please. But praise..."

Top of the morning to you. I hope you've enjoyed this not-so-still life. 
© 2013 nancy parsons
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  1. This painting is alive with color. Very, very nice.

    1. Light is wonderful in bringing all colors to life for us to paint. What a gift we have! I am so happy you liked my painting, Helen.

  2. Love the backlighting! A beautiful painting!

    1. Thank you for your comment, Helen. This kitchen scene stops me dead in my tracks on a regular basis. Light is so much fun....I love watching it transform the ordinary moment by moment into rare jewels.