Sunday, August 16, 2009

The billabong

I didnt have long today as I am still tidying up (why does it take longer to tidy than to make a mess.)
After yesterdays heat today we have been cold and wet and windy and some spectacular falls of rain with thunderstorms. A good day to stay indoors.
I had a play with trying to get ripples and water effects and this is taken from a photo of the billabong near the Inman River. It didnt show up terribly well on the scan but I have played with it a bit.
I have been having fun trying to sort out which class I will take at next years Fibres Ballarat, the teacher list has just come through and there are some great classes. Cant wait.
Tonight's Haiku is by Shiki, I dont think I have posted this one before.

Beyond a dark wood
lightning revealed
still water,
bright, like a vision.


Celeste Maia said...

Beautiful watercolor, the water surface glistening in the last yawn of twilight. Lovely haiku too. hope you are enjoying a nice Sunday. I am envious of your rain and thunderstoms.

ArtPropelled said...

LOvely peaceful painting.....still water, bright, like a vision.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I always enjoy your pictures Penny - they have a restful quality to them that really appeals to me.

Caroline said...

I love the Haiku, your work is evolving, I am so jealous!! Really like the way the white was left untouched and colors are soothing!
You have such wonderful freedom with your strokes!
I also love looking through... and deciding which classes to take, if I could I would take them all!

annie said...

Stunning painting, Penny--all that water and light and reflection. And And I just love all of your Haiku. This one just fits your painting.