Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Water as mirror

Sometimes the wind does not blow, the tide is slack, and the water is like polished glass.

5 comments:

SamArtDog said...

When I was a kid, I called this "floating island time". Everything was crystal-clear. Reflections were perfect, sound traveled so well you could hear an oar dip across the bay and the smell of salt seasoned the still air. It was my favorite time out on the water

Celeste Bergin said...

looks very very quiet--maybe when you get back to hub-bub you'll need earplugs. hahah. Good depiction of the calm

Jan Yates, SCA said...

Yes, this one is very calming--I am so enjoying your experimental works and love that you push yourself on an onging basis--I am quite taken with Lopez Island, Hunter Bay !!!

loriann said...

Simple, yet stated so eloquently. beautiful.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Sam -- this island does float in a flat sea of lemony water. I loved that moment of perfect reflection, both in the water and in my self. Still smoky your way?

Celeste -- I may need hub-bub assistance for a bit when I return! Thanks for your comment.

Jan -- the cost of pushing seems to be a lot of uncertainty and frequent bouts of discontent. Just today I held back from throwing my entire portfolio (with 90 paintings done on this trip) overboard.

Loriann -- sometimes simplest is best, like a well-constructed poem. Thanks for stopping by!