Friday, September 22, 2006


Lord, it is time. The summer was very big. Lay thy shadow on the sundials, and on the meadows let the winds go loose. Command the last fruits that they shall be full; give them another two more southerly days, press them on to fulfillment and drive the last sweetness into the heavenly wine.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

I borrowed this quote from Jan Blencowe who has a painting a day website

This is an 11x14" painting that I painted last year at the height of fall color. It's in the collection of my neice Sara.


Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Please forgive the profanity (although technically I did not swear! lol) This is AWESOME Virginia! I LOVE this, it's stunning. I don't apply that word too often; have used it five times maybe ever, if that helps convey the sincerity of my compliment. I was so excited about it... didn't look to see the size. If it's a "smally", then it must be done as a "biggy" OK? Beautiful, and not just because I'm longing for the colors of Autumn.

C. Robin Janning said...

Virginia, the painting is lovely, as is the quote. Together they are perfect.

Veedubya said...

Nikki, those are my feelings exactly, especially in the change of seasons. Oh my God, what a wonderful and amazing world you've created!! Glad you like it. Thanks to you too, Gramercy

Lynette said...

The foilage is on fire...What breathtaking beauty in this one!

Martha Marshall said...

An awesome painting, Virginia! Wow. I'm with Nikki. Do it big!!