Thursday, September 25, 2008

A New Day


We are now getting into the season where the sunrises are fantastic! If you are up early enough, you can catch the incredible colors changing from moment to moment, and then suddenly, they are gone... It is hard to believe some of the colors I have taken photos of - from flaming orange/scarlet to the deep purples and pinks you see in this photo, A New Day. By the way, none of my photos are shot with filters or digitally altered, other than to change their size and resolution for this blog... the colors are as they were in real life when the picture was taken.

I have some sites for you to visit:

BrushSpace is a new web site that you should check out if you want to see the work of artists from all around the world. This site is just up and running, and already has over 1100 profiles of different artists who have joined to showcase their work. From this site, you can visit the artist's website or blog, and see more of their paintings. Great way to pass some time!

Another great browse and read resource I have recently come across is a Canadian art magazine, Brushstroke Magazine, which can be downloaded free from their site at www.brushstrokemagazine.com. You will find many recognized and new/upcoming artists featured, as well as competitions, discounts from advertisers, and commentaries, opinions and much more! Well worth signing up for.

And finally, there is a new cyberspace community for artists if you want to join. Not only are there forums and threads for you, but there are also good articles and instruction. It is called  ArtBistro.

Hope each one of you is healthy and looking forward to the weekend. My headaches are almost completely gone now, and I am just taking it easy, getting my energy back. I have a couple of things on the go, but it is very slow progress as I have to fit it in between rests and friends and family who are visiting to ensure I take rests. Till next week...


19 comments:

Michelle said...

I just sent you an email and decided to see if you had posted since yesterday and was rewarded!!!!

Glad to see you are on the mend more and more each day, my friend!

Kim said...

I'm glad you have the time to have a couple of things on the go that you can work on gradually, actually. That's a good thing, for a change.

Jean Victory said...

Joanne,
I'm so glad you're feeling better. What an awful ordeal to have to go through but thank God you're ok. The photos are beautiful but I bet you can't wait to start painting again. Take care!

Paz said...

Beautiful sky! Beautiful photo.

thanks for the links.

Hmm.. I see from comment above you were ill but feeling better? I'm glad. I'm going to have to read older messages. Sorry to be so behind here.

Paz

Joanne said...

Hi Michelle,
Hope you have a great weekend rock wall climbing! When are you going to post something new for me to look at???? :-)

Joanne said...

Hi Kim,
How is your painting of the flowers coming along? I can hardly wait to see the finished results!

Joanne said...

Hi Jean,
Thanks for the prayers and thoughts! I am anxious to at least complete one painting in the next week! Things are coming along well now as far as recovery goes, so I am hopeful. Your newest painting is a beauty!

Joanne said...

Hi Paz,
Are you fully recovered yet? Back at work yet? At least I know from your beautiful photos that you are able to get out and walk again... thanks for the visit, Paz! TTYL

Paz said...

I just started work this week and am exhausted. ;-) Pretty soon, I trust that all will go back to normal for you, too.

Paz xxoo

Rhonda said...

Joanne,
I'm visiting from Paz's site. Love your site and your pictures are so beautiful. Hope you're feeling better.
Rhonda

Sylvia Jenstad said...

So sorry to hear about your pituitary tumor... take care...PS your photos are great...

Veronica Funk said...

I am so glad to hear that you're feeling better - and excited to see that you're part of Brushspace...I'm really new to it so I've been trying to find other artists that I know...I'll have to check your space out today. Great list of links.

Joanne said...

Hi Rhonda,
Thanks for the visit and the encouragement! Hope your week is great.

Joanne said...

Hi Sylvia,

Thanks for your visit... Paz surprised me with her comment on Sunday! It was really nice of you to fly over here and give me well-wishes!

Joanne said...

Hi Veronica,
You certainly are a busy person! Thanks for the visit - glad you are enjoying BrushSpace.

theresamillerwatercolors said...

I love that photo! The sunrises and sunsets are beauriful here in this part of the world, too.

So glad you are well. Get well soon!

Joanne said...

Hi Theresa,

How are things in your corner of the world? Is your daughter back into the routine of school? Have you been doing lots of painting? I am still battling headaches, so I am having difficulty getting much done. I keep thinking, soon, soon!
Thanks for the visit - have a great weekend!

Ambera said...

Love the photo, great silhouettes!

Joanne said...

Hi Ambera,
Thanks for the visit...I love your new blog site! Very clean and well laid out. Congratulations!