Friday, March 26, 2010

"Red Earth"

 D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2010

I remember Huahine, an island not far from Tahiti.
I rented a bicycle and toured the island.
I traveled for six hours - many hills made my legs suffer,
  but the scenery took my breath away.
As I look from a hill's top, I discovered this incredible site of
red earth and pink sand caressed by the lagoon's turquoise water.
From memory I created this landscape
recalling the light,
the Tiare flowers' scent
and the magic of the pink sand.
I used my fingers and a palette knife to create texture.

mixed media on archival board

5" x 7"
13cm x 18cm 

Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Spring Morning"

D.M. Le Bris Copyright 2010

This winter has been hard!
Snow, sleet, rain, severe flooding everywhere.
It is time for Spring to return and shower us with gifts of beauty!
I created "A Spring Morning"
thinking of the wonderful color palette,
a feast for the eyes,
as earth awakens from its winter sleep.
I used my fingers and a palette knife
to give the painting some texture.

 Mixed media on archival board.
7"x 5"
18cm x 13cm