Thursday, June 14, 2007

"Early In The Morning" ©

The other morning I was headed out to paint with friends. At the intersection of Sierra Highway and San Fernando Road, a fellow was standing on the corner with a sign "Stop Open Spaces". The residents of our little valley are voting on whether to tax everyone a few dollars each year to purchase open spaces around the edge of town, the election title is "Open Spaces". I happen to have a few paintings of "open spaces" in the back of my car and pulled over to see if I could open the fellows eyes and heart to the beauty of the valley. In the end we agreed to disagree and I went on with my day. "Early In The Morning" is the view I was looking at while the sign holder and I discussed whether open spaces were worth saving.

Oil on canvas, 11" X 14"


Cara said...

Beautiful - I love the glow

Brendy Vaughn said...

Good for you for trying to change his mind!

Nice piece.

Karen Winters said...

That really says it all, Laura. I hope the open spaces do stay open in that beautiful area.

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