Friday, December 21, 2007



HORIZON
is the theme of the week at Illustration Friday. I thought this little painting might fit the bill. Painted on the beach on Chincoteague Island a summer or two ago.

The Red Umbrella, oil on canvas laid to board, 4 x 6 inches

29 comments:

Mim said...

This is lovely Nancy - I love these small works of yours.

Kate said...

This is really nice. Especially since it is so grey and dreary and cold where I live, this painting feels so serene and warm.

Connie said...

Lovely!

ValGalArt said...

your paintings always impart the best of life! I love this and Happy Holidays!

flora said...

It's beautiful!! So serene and dreamy...
Happy holiday to you and family! : )

murphy girl said...

this is simply beautiful!

Tony LaRocca said...

She is beautifully frozen in time, forever getting a sunburn, because her red umbrella isn't open! :)

rbaird said...

She looks so contemplative. Lovely piece of work.

Forever Young said...

a splash or two of red always make a painting. i will get that book thanx, and i certainly don't want to join a book club either!

NANCY LEFKO said...

lovely...and with 20" of snow outside, it looks really nice....

DesigningFairy said...

Nancy, your paintings are exquisite. Such texture and calm. I remember when you were struggling with computer programs. This is your element. I have goosebumps looking at this.

Teri C said...

Yes, it is perfect! So lovely and serene.

Emila Yusof said...

Beautiful painting, Nancy!

Eli said...

This has the lonely vibe of a Hopper painting, and the composition is so interesting, with the umbrella in the center, it works in a compelling way, and the colors look great, the sprinkling of red throughout.

Cathie said...

beautiful, i love your soft peaceful paintings. i love small paintings too.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

That's a really beautiful painting, nice to be reminded that there is a sun!

Anke said...

Merry Christmas!

shaky mouse said...

this is amazing.. really timeless and calm, and something to warm you up in winter :)

imwithsully said...

It makes me wish I was there right now. Happy Holidays!

Kathy Jurek said...

Nancy, thank you for your comment on my IF piece. I'm looking forward to participating more in the future.

Kathy Jurek

Sandy Carlson said...

Beautiful! I always wondered what this place looked like. Now I know it looks like a dream.

bluerose9062 said...

Yea beaches and summertime! Your paintings are amazing.

Michael said...

Gorgeous! I wish I were there...

temz4 said...

I love your painting, it's beautiful!

get zapped said...

I really love this. It takes me back to my childhood. We would camp at Assateague Island. You truly captured the "a day at the beach" feeling.

Have a joyful and inspiring new year!

Joan Y said...

I really like the composition of this one and yes, so serene. :)

Ellis Nadler said...

lovely painting

tina kugler said...

wonderful! like a cheerful edward hopper. love that red umbrella.

Cecilia Levy said...

we've had an extremely hot (this is Sweden) summer so far and we have a lovely litte "beach" close by where we go swimming. your beach is something else though. it's like going back in time, with no worries or global warmings... I'd love to go there. beautiful painting!