Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Partly Sunny, Gentle Breeze

Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester nurtures countless moods. In Partly Sunny, Gentle Breeze, the slow dreaminess of halcyon days is summoned. The escaping tide returns to the horizon, leaving her echoes in the sand. A delicate pink glow emanates, causing pleasant pulsations in the quiet color.

I’m reminded of a tale wherein a kingfisher calms the seas while nests of floating eggs are cradled until hatched. As this reverie continues, I recall a dream, in which ebbing tide relinquishes countless kernels of corn. Both musings leave me with impressions of abundance and a certainty of rebirth.

When I am in need of inner peace, painting in nature restores my spirit. The rhythm of the sea is especially soothing. Partly Sunny, Gentle Breeze inspires harmonious memories despite living amongst too many wireless phones and deafening mufflers.

Melody Phaneuf is well known for her evocative Gloucester landscape paintings. Phaneuf works on location and at historic Fenway Studios, Boston, MA, painting still life and portraiture. Phaneuf has exhibited at Galerie Herouet in Paris, The National Arts Club in New York City, and with Art du Monde, a traveling exposition in Japan. Phaneuf’s paintings are regularly displayed at North Shore Arts, Gloucester, MA and The Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA.

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Partly Sunny, Gentle Breeze, oil painting by Melody Phaneuf, 16 x 12
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1 comment:

Cheryl Kugler said...

Very beautiful painting. So serene. I agree that painting replenishes the creative soul. Thanks for sharing~