Tuesday, September 04, 2007

May the Road Rise to Meet You

10" x 8" oil on canvas covered hardboard - painted en plein air, alla prima - $85 including shipping -
It was Saturday morning, August 25th, and I was set up at Fort Keys to paint a scene at the Tunnel Hill battlefield. Running immediately in front of Fort Keys is Hunt Road, graveled and showing bright in the morning sun. I remembered an old Irish blessing which is:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Contact me at beejw@charter.net

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Ron Morrison said...

Very tasty colour selection.

bj said...

Thanks again Ron. This was painted early - around 8am - so the distant mountains were still hazy. Drought has caused Fall colors in the treeline and the Georgia red dirt/clay always peeks through the grass. It's always a treat for the eyes.