Friday, April 22, 2011

A Blessed Easter to my Blogging Friends

Thank you so much to all those who visited my last blog and left a message!  

It was so encouraging to hear from you all after a not very encouraging month  for me.
But things are improving and I am moving around a little better each day.

I must be doing better because I have completed my first painting after all those weeks.  It is a fairly simple scene of Wastwater in the Lake District in the UK.  It is 5 X 7 and done in Prisma-Colors.

We spent our honeymoon in the Lake District  in 1959 and it rained every day except one.  We spent the weekend at the Swiss Lodore Hotel on Lake Windemere, behind which winds a long but shallow waterfall -- the Lodore Falls -- made famous by the poet Robert Southey, one of the five Lake Poets, so-called because because they lived in and around the Lake District. After the weekend we stayed at a caravan, (small trailer home ) in Buttermere, not far away.  On the one dry day, we visited Wastwater which is a little off the beaten track and perhaps more rugged  or forsaken looking than most of the other lakes.  We purchased a water color painting of Wastwater while we were there and it still graces our bedroom wall.

Here is part of the poem about Lodore Falls, (sorry, not too well presented here) interesting because of its lightheartedness and broad use of vocabulary:

.......And on it goes for a couple more pages, but you get the idea.  It's a good exercise for improving your vocabulary!  If you want to read the rest of it click HERE.


In the mean time here's your Easter Bunny, of which we have four, Mom and Pop and two babies, burrowing under our spreading junipers.

But our true Easter Gift comes on Sunday!


Morning's Minion said...

I love the delicate shadings of color in your painting--its a landscape to draw one in.
"sparkling and darkling"---I like that!

MorningAJ said...

I very happy easter to you too. I'm so glad you're feeling better.
Take care

snafu said...

A Happy Easter to you and B, hope you feel well enough to enjoy it.

AutumnLeaves said...

What a lovely spot this is! That road looks so inviting and it would be a wonderful one to be on and explore.

Elizabeth said...

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter, Chris. x

jabblog said...

It's good to hear that you're painting and drawing again. I hope the warmer weather will be welcome and healing.