Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Launch From the Shallow End


©2011 Karen F. Rose   Launch From the Shallow End, oil on canvas, 10x10"
Available at the Melrose Open Air Arts, April 2 - April 30
Bellamy Arts Gallery

Notes from the Melrose Open Air Arts-
On Friday in the park next to Melrose Bay, I couldn't help but notice a young mother and her kindergarten age son as they spent the sunny afternoon "at the beach" in Melrose.
At this shallow spot of the Bay, this little guy was launching on an adventure in his inner tube. Carefully he entered the cool water and did not venture out too far into the deeper water.
His mother kept a careful eye on him. His feet never left the sandy bottom.

What a lesson to be learned at any age.
Is it best to launch from the shallow end?
In so many of life's adventures should we test the "waters" before we take the big plunge?

3 comments:

Kathy Cousart said...

Karen,
This is beautiful! Really like the feeling of this one. The distant horizon line is excellent. So glad you got to go paint and surround yourself with something you love this weekend. Good for you!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I like the sentiment, and I love how the painting relates.... beautiful horizon...

Lisa Whitener said...

This is really beautiful Karen. The colors and reflections are gorgeous.