Friday, February 19, 2010

valued


Just noticed that this painting is tilted. Hmm, never mind:)
It is a treasured possession of mine, painted by Rod Mackay who lives in Lunenburg. I have had this painting for many years and it has never once failed to give me joy. I don't know what it is that grabs me but I absolutely adore it. The sky. The water. The colours. Very typical Atlantic scene.
Yesterday I tore my kitchen apart, starting an early spring clean in the hopes of dispelling some of the blahs and wow, doesn't that make a person feel good. I got rid of a lot stuff and was slightly horrified at what I was putting into the compost. What a waste:( Stale grains, beans, stuff....things bought with good intentions of being used and then pushed into a dark drawer/cupboard/bin, to be forgotten. Spices long past identification.... Anyway.... no more of that!

Today I am meeting a friend for a birthday lunch. Lots of birthdays this month:)

8 comments:

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

I love this painting too! I just started taking oil painting lessons this past summer so now I really appreciate art much more. I thought I liked it before I started taking the classes, but now.... oh, so much more! This one is wonderful.

LemonyRenee' said...

That is a lovely painting. And good for you for organizing things. That is my new year's resolution and I started out gang-busters and then, well, you know. Thanks for reigniting the flame.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, that's a gorgeous painting! I see why you love it so much!

Kate on Clinton said...

Wonderful painting! It looks like the boat is coming out of the painting into the room. Cleaning out the kitchen cupboards is on my list today {shudder}.

Karen said...

I love it too!... wonderful colors, love the feel..something serene and natural about it. Great work you have there.

And.. BOY does my kitchen need an overhaul. I've done the closets, now have to find the inspiration to do the kitchen. *sigh*.

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

...shelagh, the painting is beautiful. i can see myself in the landscape musing about what lies out there in the water and climbing in the boat to row out to meet an unknown treasure...besides, it would keep me from having to clean out my kitchen too! xo, mickey

warriorwitch said...

happy spring cleaning to you.

Moose said...

Love the foreground plants!! Nice to see "unfrozen" water, ha ha. Go have a cupcake & tea for my mom's upcoming Feb birthday too.
Tail Wags & happy cleaning!
~moose