Tuesday, January 26, 2010

In the Pines

In the Pines
24 x 20
Available at M Gallery of Fine Art

This is another painting for my solo show at M Gallery of Fine Art in Sarasota, Fl opening February 5. At first glance, it may seem an odd subject for a show featuring Florida landscapes. But, Florida is (or was) home to some of the largest stands of pines in the South, and they loom large in some very particular memories from my childhood growing up there. As I've written before here, when I was a little girl, my passion was horses (and drawing horses). In the afternoons after school and on Saturdays, I'd ride out on my horse into woods filled with pines and blackjack oaks. At dusk, riding back to the barn, I'd watch the light flickering through the trees and the warm glow at the bottom of the sky.


Gregory Becker said...

Here is my dream sabatical...I travel the states doing workshops with all of the artists that I believe I could learn something valuable from. You would definitely be on my list of people to visit.
Beautiful painting.

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Gregory- you are welcome down in Texas anytime!

billspaintingmn said...

How cool Deborah, your painting and post refect your childhood
To be on horse back seeing this scene as a child, well let me just say life does'nt get any better than this.
To convey this in your art is a blessing.(to you & the viewer)
Thanks for this post.

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Bill-I'm glad you like it!