Hello Readers. The Photo Challenge this week is Here Comes the Sun…
Let’s start with this photo from a local walk. We walked by this area many times and on one of the walks we were welcomed by the sun….
That local photo reminded me of a painting I saw down in Florida. It is one of the those mass-produced colorful art canvasses. This inexpensive art is not everyone’s preference but it sure works for some folks.
Next up, at our local art museum I captured the sun in back of the red Chihuly Reeds.
Inside the museum, there was this painting from William Bradford, Scotch Whaler Working Through Ice. But if you notice the sun’s prominence in the painting there is a huge message here. Perhaps the trials in this world can feel like working through ice…. yet the sun (son) is there warming us, supporting us, and cheering us on.
While in the topic of art in this post with a sun theme, it reminded me of Jean Claude Roy art that was on display down in St Augustine, FL (2021). The hubs and I were celebrating our anniversary and FL was plan D for that year. The trip was “so-so” but had a few highlights. And one highlight was the night of our anniversary. After I finished teaching an online class (sigh – should have taken off that night) but after that – we went to three places for dinner, dessert, and live music. It was all unplanned as we got dressed and hit the town! The live music was the biggest gift because it was the first venue we attended since COVID started. It was an infusion of refreshment.
Our second stop led us to an eatery where we had this entire dining room alone. We were surrounded by all this art and the light music and quiet room allowed us to conversate and celebrate.
Anyhow, the reason I am mentioning this now is because when we chatted with the server, she told us more about the art. I guess Jean Claude Roy is noted for his unique “suns” – and this little thumbnail image can show you his unique sun shape. I guess it is part of his signature style (even though it didn’t appeal to our style).
Closing this post with two Local photos that show the wonderful presence of the awesome sun.
Thanks for checking out my entry for this week’s Lens-Artist’s Photo Challenge! I’ll be back next weekend with my August 2022 Interview featuring Ana Linden – (post is Here).
In the meantime, I hope you have a great week.
I also hope that your month of August is going well. I saw some “mums” for sale last week and that always means summer is starting to wind down. Ready or not…. the next season will be upon us soon….
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