Saturday, August 21, 2010

Illustration Friday: Atmosphere


The IF topic this week is Atmosphere. As I haven't done anything creative this week, other than survive (which has seemed to use all my resources), I am posting two little paintings that I posted before, while they were in progress. I never posted their finished versions, and I haven't posted them for IF, so they aren't total repeats. Each of them is only 5"x7". And they were both attempts to capture a wet atmosphere, something that I am not very familiar with, living here in the desert.

The one above is from Puget Sound in Washington. It's a view going over Deception Pass, onto Whidby Island. The one below is from the walk above the old city of Quebec, in the rain.


I have discovered this week that it is true that, as you get older, shingles get worse. I have had them twice before, and didn't think of them as particularly bad. They didn't even really interrupt my life in any significant way. This week, I have been truly miserable. If you have had chicken pox and haven't yet ever had shingles, and are qualified to get the vaccine (you have to be over 60), I highly recommend it! You don't want this stuff if you can avoid it. I will be getting vaccinated the minute I turn 60! I never want to have shingles again - especially if it could even be worse than this breakout was. I was reduced to 'open-the-window-and-roll-me-off-the-roof- to-put-me-out-of-my-misery' begging mode!

8 comments:

Hilary said...

absolutely love your work! I hope you are feeling better soon!

Cheers!

Hilary

justdoodleit said...

Beautiful and full of mood!

Sherri Woodard Coffey said...

Beautiful work!

I admire you for even attempting a post w/shingles! I have seen both my grandmother and mother with shingles, and it's not something I ever want to have. My mother ended up with it in her eye, so be careful--only a mention since we had no idea that such a thing was possible. My sister, a nurse, became convinced (only somewhat jokingly) that many cases of senior suicide can be laid at the foot of shingles, after her own case. I commiserate with you.

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann! The city in rain, is wonderful...the atmosphere is just like it should be!
And I had my chicken pox when I was 26, both my little babyson and I at the same time. The disease attacked the cilia in my left ear and destroyed the hearing of bass notes for the rest of my life.
Have a nice week ;:OD)

Linda Hensley said...

I hope you're feeling better! Lovely little paintings.

heatheroutlaw said...

Love love love it! Especially the top one. -H

pretty day said...

These are very pretty.

Mary said...

Sorry to hear you are so ill. I hope you recover soon. We are celebrating here in Mebourne, it is raining reasonably often (it is winter) and the water catchments are up to 40%. Water restrictions will be reduced on the first of September, not sure it is a good idea so soon but we are happy to see rain.