Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Painting Donation to the August 27, Putnam Land Conservancy Fundraiser

Firefly Nocturne
© 2011 Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas
6x6"
"Nothing is as fleeting as summer, except childhood."
What are your fond memories of long summer nights when you were growing up?
In our little town after dinner, the neighborhood children would gather with mason jars in hand to catch fireflies in someone's yard. Yes, back then we did play outdoors.
If you caught enough fireflies you would poke holes in the lid of your jar and keep it by your bedside. That lime green light would glow well into the night. I don't want to say what the boys would do with their catch! Let's just say glowing Indian war paint was their objective.

This memory painting will be available at the Putnam Land Conservancy Fundraiser and Art Auction, Sat. August 27 from 6 to 10 pm at Melrose Bay Art Gallery and Bellamy Road Fine Arts in Melrose, FL. A portion of the sale of the painting will be donated to the Conservancy. Thank you for supporting this worthy cause.
I'd also love to hear one of your childhood summer memories!


3 comments:

Kathy Cousart said...

Beautiful painting Karen! Love the serene feel and the little fireflies just light it up perfectly- memories for sure.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

A lucky person will get this painting! So dreamy, so evocative. Just lovely!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

***Outstanding***