The Daily PaintWorks challenge this week was the dapple challenge. One early morning last summer I took a photograph of dapple patterns on my kitchen curtains. Windows open, no one awake but myself, a cup of coffee, warm morning breeze making the curtains slow dance. My favorite time of day. In the winter, not so much.
Painted in oil on a 16x20 inch canvas.
One early morning last summer, I photographed the breeze coming through the open kitchen window. The shadow play on the curtains caught my attention, the sun rises to the right of the window and casts long, gray shadows on the softly moving curtains. It is quite a calming, meditative state of mind, that I hope I captured in this painting. I never knew the word for these shadows was dapple.
Fall is in the air, the temperature drop from last Thursday was very obvious. Soon the colorful flowers will be replaced by colorful leaves. A time of reflection and hope. The changes in my life, have changed me over the last few years. I hope I am a better person, I have learned so much from my children....Patience, kindness, acceptance and forgiveness. Most of all inclusion and understanding of differences, we each have our story. We each add value to life and the world.
I used a pallet knife with oil paints on this 8x10 canvas. The last of my summer flowers.