Saturday, May 8, 2010

Straining to win the sky.

The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert

Who was ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry? well until 2002 his image and drawings were on the 50 franc note! Link to wikipedia Here.

We are reading one Antoine's books Le Petit Prince at French class and it is much harder than reading a newspaper.

Recently we have had several visitors, but sadly the sunshine has gone en vacance and the blue sky is rather shy!

In between vistors I manged to paint a few pictures reminding me of the blue skies I would rather be enjoying.

Photographs taken on my morning walks around the fields were used to get my paint brushes moving.

Voici le mois de Mai

Blue sky views through the Hawthorn

Tige is the French word for the stem or stalk of a plant
Rappeler to remember/remind call back.


LadyFi said...

Love the blues of your paintings. And Le Petit Prince can be read on so many levels.. a real delight and nourishment for the soul.

Ken Devine said...

Hi Blu
I love the use of colour and the hint of green in the first. Both indicate you are enjoying your art.

French Fancy said...

It's good to see you back here again, Blu. I'm pleased that you are still posting pictures of your lovely paintings.

ArtPropelled said...

Love that first one Blu.