Friday, March 20, 2009

"GOOD-BYE RAINY DAYS"

"Rain, rain go away, come again another day, little Ebb Tide like to paint...."-by the author/artist

PAINTING ON WARM WEATHER - This week's weather here in Southern California is just perfect for painting. The beautiful sun is out and the temperature is between 74 degrees to 84 degrees. The rainy and gloomy weather doesn't make me in the mood to paint. When the sunlight is shinning bright, then I like to paint and I am alive. Rain makes me feel drowsy. I could sleep all day and hibernate during extremely cold, rainy weather. The hilly landscapes of our beautiful city had turned yellow ochre due to lack of single rain last summer and fall. I am thankful for the rainy season because our city needed rain to stay green. But I don't like rain to come everyday or every week. This week there are lovely blooming flowers everywhere. I am happy to say "good-bye" to the rain and welcome SPRING!
TITLE OF PAINTING: "RAINY DAY"
MEDIUM: OIL ON CANVAS SIZE: 30" x 48"
DESCRIPTION: I painted this huge oil painting for my eldest sister who lives in Seattle, Washington. Most of my sisters are living here in Southern California. One day, my eldest sister sent me a old photo of a painting by a Filipino artist. I couldn't decipher the name of the original artist because the photo had faded. She asked me to copy the painting. The painting is about a woman battling a storm with her umbrella. A typical stormy scenery in the Philippines during rainy season. My sister thought this is an appropriate scene for their house in Seattle, because it's always raining there. I had fun creating this huge oil painting. When I finished it, I didn't charge my sister for my labor. Instead it was given as a gift for her retirement. I forgot to take a photo of the painting when she picked it up from my studio here in California. During that time, I didn't have an art blog yet, so I was not eager to photograph it. I haven't seen it for so many years because this sister never bothered to send me a photo of the painting. Last August 9, 2008, my family attended the wedding of of her eldest son in Seattle. I am not joking but it rained during the wedding. A typical Seattle scenery. Then Sunday after the event, my sister invited my husband and I to dine in their house. I was finally reunited with this old painting of mine and was happy to see it. My husband took a photo of the painting. I said good-bye to my rainy painting. I might not see this painting for a long time.
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17 comments:

irish daisies said...

oh that was a nice story and a wonderful painting. I know what you mean about not wanting to paint on rainy gray days. here in NM we dont get much rain. Looking forward to getting my paints/pastels back out

Grammy said...

Thanks for stopping by while I was gone. Missed ya! I love how you captured the force of the wing in this painting. It is excellent! Happy spring to you.

Ebb Tide said...

irish daisies-thanks for letting me know that in NM you dont get much rain. I could live there. My favorite artist Georgia O'Keeffe lived there and painted tons of Southwest landscapes.

Ebb Tide said...

Grammy- Welcome back! And thanks for your comment about my capturing the force of the wind. Yes, it's tricky and it took a lot of experiment and practice to achieve that effect. Happy spring to you too.

SandyCarlson said...

I am glad teh weather is agreeing with you. I do like your rainy day poem. The movement and color in it appeal to me very much.

Ebb Tide said...

Sandy-thanks for your visit. We all like different weathers. I have a friend who lives in Seattle and she loves cold weather. However, I am a warm weather person, so I am more in tune where the sun is brighter. Some like it coldand others hot. It will be a boring world if we all are alike.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

Rain, rain come back another day First day of spring and a good dat.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for stopping by, my friend.

Ebb Tide said...

Hi Lloyd-thanks for dropping by.
the weather is playing ajoke on me. After I posted good-bye to the rain, Sunday is raining again.

Aspiring Artist said...

Very unique and unusual painting. Well done and ver realistic.

Ebb Tide said...

AA-Thanks for the encouraging comment.

Anonymous said...

I like your painting. Very calm in the midst of the storm.

Ebb Tide said...

AA- thanks for that comment. I am glad you feel peace in the midst of storm.

irish daisies said...

yes there were many sales people there and not many people buying., we will go again this weekend, I am sure we will get a great deal. we looked at the honda..i liked the fit

Ebb Tide said...

irishdaisies-Thanks for your comment on onmy comment to your blog. We are happy w/ our Honda.

Angel said...

Yes, its true that gloomy weather, makes gloomy painting. And bright weather makes brighter painting.

Ebb Tide said...

Hi Angel-that's a nice analogy.