Friday, February 7, 2020

Measureless Mountain Days

                                                Parkway Series #385  12 x 16    $295.

"Oh these vast calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everthing seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God." John Muir.   On a cold rainy day in February, it is comforting to look back on the glorious, warm sunshine and color of Fall and to look forward to the breezy pink blossoms of Spring.  Anxious to get outside to paint!!!!

Good Tidings

                                               Parkway Series # 484   12 x 16  oil     SOLD

"Climb the mountains and feel their good tidings"  John Muir.   "The hills are alive with the sound of music" Julie Andrews.  "I lift up my eyes to the mountains -  where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth."  King David.  (Ps 121)
         The ancient mountains of the Blue Ridge are to me a symbol of stability, and strength and a witness to the hand of God in the affairs of men. I so agree with John Muir...when I need good tidings go to the mountains!!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Come and Sit a While with Me

                                             Parkway Series # 483   12 x 16   oil    SOLD

"The sun shines not on us but in us.  The rivers flow not past us but through us,  thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our souls, making them sing"  John Muir.  Was it John Denver that sang the song with the words.... "come and sit a while with me"?   I love to sit in the open air and think about what makes us sing, what effects the world of nature has on us, what peace we find in contemplation, how sunshine makes us happy.  Ultimately, it is our Creator God who is in us, who rejoices in our love of His Creation, who flows through us as Living Water that makes us sing and know all is right with the world.