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Thursday, April 2, 2015

"B" is for Beauty - A to Z Challenge

Farrah Ferand from Evening of the Dragonfly recalls an early childhood filled with beauty. She loves the trees that surround the house where she lives and the tree-lined streets of her little town. Since she wants some large paintings for her exhibition, she is working on one now that will take three days to finish. It is an acrylic painting on canvas, 18" x 36". This is the first third of the painting (left side) and will probably change some as the entire work develops.

"Beauty of Art" ©Mary Montague Sikes

Before her sister left home when Farrah was seven years old, life was joyful. Farrah would lie down in a field of grass behind the farmhouse and study the sky and the clouds with their ever-changing shapes. Her grandfather would sit with her sometimes and tell her stories about the trees and the little creatures that lived in the forest. It was a beautiful time.

16 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monty - art is beautiful .. so many varieties, so many styles .. and beautiful colours as here - lovely ..

Cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very colorful trees. I wonder what creatures were living there - real or imagined.

Robin Rivera said...

Very nice theme idea. Your paintings are lovely.

emilia.m said...

very vivid colours :D I like it a lot! :D

Mary Aalgaard said...

That reminds me of some gorgeous sunrises that we've had lately. Lavender, pink, blue, bright orange.
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Mary Montague Sikes said...

Hilary, thanks for visiting. I'm a little crazy about loving different styles!

Alex, I wonder all the time about the creatures that might live and do live in our woods!

Robin, thank you. It's fun to play the part of my character!

Emilia, thank you!

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Mary, I love the trees at sunrise or sunset! Thanks for visiting.

David P. King said...

Beauty is always needed for one's supply in life. :)

Gwen Tolios said...

I fell in love with my favorite flower cuz of similar memories. Childhood days always stay with us.

B is for Bob in my challenge post.

Nick Wilford said...

Beautiful painting. It's vivid and restful at the same time.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

I am not really into art, but I like this piece. Very restful and relaxing.

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Mary Montague Sikes said...

Mary, I tried to visit Play off the Page and got a forbidden notice.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

David, every life needs beauty. You are right.

Gwen, childhood memories are always there--for better or worse!

Nick, thank you!

Barbara, thanks for visiting.

eclecticali said...

Gorgeous painting - I love the colors!

Sharon Marie Himsl said...

Yes, agree with everyone else here. Will be fun to see it develop with the 'little creatures'.

Sytiva Sheehan said...

You have alot of great different styles I've seen so far