|Morning Has Broken|
I have been working on this painting for a long time. First, the photo was taken several years ago when
I was out on a farm. The colors on the weathered wood attracted me, and the composition of the scene was very pleasing. My imagination took over when it came to the colors. Early morning light on these wood fences would draw the eye to the painting, and the angles would help the viewer move around through the painting to see the complete composition. The sky colors seemed to change each time I saw another sun rise, of which there have been many this summer in South Dakota..
This painting is 30" by 40", done in oil, and will be on display for the first time at the First Lady's Art Showcase in Pierre, SD, this weekend, October 21 and 22. There are many more colors than can be shown in a photo.
|Full Moon - Starry Sky|
|I've Got a Secret|
I did this painting a few years ago but was never really happy with it. After I had posted it on facebook with some other paintings, the children's aunt wanted to buy it. So, I had to fix the problems. I ended up painting nearly the whole painting over and I'm glad I did.
|Milk and Chocolate|
Another first - I had never painted a checkered tablecloth before. Once I figured it out, it went quite well.
|Pumpkin Chiffon Pie|
|butter, milk and cream|
I got up real early feeling blue,
found the same face looking back in the mirror,
same face, no tears.
Been a week since I've heard from you.
I drove to a different city
so I could be lonely in a different place.
Went to a coffee shop,
held a cup hot,
watched people come,
watched people go,
left when the cup got cold.
Small pieces of me I leave behind.
like a book unread,
lie a story never said.
All those years nose to the grind stone,
hand at the wheel, steady as a rock.
I shout at the sky, I shout at the road,
I shout at the cars passing by:
I'm on my own, back to square one,
In a blue funk.
|"Loose Ends" by Bruce Roseland|
|Red and Green Sweet Peppers|