Friday, March 21, 2008

"Dawn Breaking"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

I was so happy to finally post something!
This painting may only be 5" x 7" but it took me a week to do.

Acrylic on archival gesso-board/set on wood

5" x 7"
13cm x 18cm

Thursday, March 13, 2008

"Moonset Over Medusa Lagoon"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

During my three-month stay in French Polynesia,
I was sailing aboard a commercial freighter
one evening from Tahiti to a smaller island.
Because there were no passenger cabins on the ship,
I slept on deck with the natives.
I spent a sleepless night but was rewarded
early the next morning by
a magnificent and remarkable moonset.
Like a mirror, the smooth sea reflected the moon
and early morning colors.
This painting represents the magic of that moment.

Acrylic on archival gesso-board/set on wood

6" x 6"
15cm x 15cm

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"Venetian Sunset"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

This week, I have been concentrating on painting
atmospheric landscapes.
I drew upon my memories of Venice, Italy, to create this sunset.
It is a city that captured my heart a few years back.
I hope to return there very soon.

Acrylic on archival gesso-board/set on wood

6" x 6"
15cm x l5cm

"Another snow storm"

photo ©2008 D.M. Le Bris

Today, we are having another snow storm.
Gigi and Lady are staying warm
cuddled together in their favorite chair.
Through the window,
they are watching the large snowflakes floating
and dancing slowly toward the ground.

I'll be painting all day...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

"Treasure Cove"

©2008 D.M. Le Bris

As a school girl,
I would spend some of my summer vacations
on the rugged French Brittany coast.
With my three cousins,
I would spend most of my days
on the beach or climbing the cliffs looking for small grottoes.
In these grottoes, my girl cousin and I would hide our treasures:
shells, colorful stones and sea glass,
while my boy cousins would hide theirs:
dead crabs and other odd dead creatures, old shoes,
rusted metal and old bottles.
We called our hide away "Treasure Cove."
From memory I created this painting
remembering those imaginative years.

Acrylic on archival gesso-board/set on wood

6" x 6"
15cm x 15cm

Saturday, March 1, 2008

"Snow Storm Fashion"

Sculptures©2008 G.M. Friedman
Photo ©2008 D.M. Le Bris

We were hit by another snow storm last night.
This morning, when I looked out of my window
the sculptures that serve as bird feeders
appeared dressed,
wrapped in pure white fur coats.
How elegant!