Sunday, June 10, 2007

Hot days, cold water -

"Cool Summer Day at the Beach"
montage by Mick Mather
The last few weeks of Spring have brought those warm days needed to take the icy cool from the water in our hundreds of rivers, ponds and lakes. In a few weeks, even those parks that didn't open 'officially' on Memorial Day, will be teeming with kids, mums and dads. Tonight's post is a portent of those first walks down a sandy beach, testing the wavelets with timid toes, splashing the air with cupped hands and doing that little ducking dance common to those anxious souls thinking they were ready to brave the chill. Ahhhhh, Summer! Can you feel it?

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11 Comments:

Blogger catnapping said...

I believe you love women. There is always something intimate in your drawings of them...like you feel a connection with the subject.

emotional investment. maybe that's the phrase i'm looking for.

beautiful, mick, just beautiful.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

catnapping:
There is no doubt that I do love women and I'm sure you've nailed it, even for me! - when you say it's likely an "emotional investment". How true! Every thing's right there, in the emotions - one must begin to know a person, to know people, in that intimate way, aside from the sexual, to better understand the outside. Anyway, thanks so very much for this comment, I'll be blushing all week long from it!

6:24 PM  
Blogger *ItkUpiLLi* said...

...you have captured the beauty of the moment, and this is surely honour for the beauty of women..I've language problems, too much exercise...and summer indeed, we have so hot in Finland, that the beach is the only place to survive...

2:45 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Hands, which draw lines and colours with love and caress, make beautiful pictures.
Like this.

2:58 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Itkupilli:
With a blush, I say thank you once again. So, it's already hot - hot - hot in Finland too? Is that where you've been, at the beach? :D

Suspetal:
Another comment to make me blush. Thank you so much. BTW - check your email if you haven't already.

4:17 AM  
Blogger The Tart said...

Really beautiful!

Very romantic too.

Smooch,
The Tart
; *

6:59 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Yer Tartyness:
Ahhhh, tis true that I'm hopeless (blush!).

8:01 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Beautiful!!!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

valgal:
:D ... (blush!)

10:45 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

Lovely image. emotes passion and softness, quiet, beach sounds... Im fascinated by the aura like colours you employ

11:21 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Janice:
Thank you so much for this comment. One of the things that I've worked so very hard to do for almost a decade of working digitally, is to show just how "painterly" this medium can be. Understanding the tools of the electronic trade - filters, plug-ins, layers, pen, pencil, brushes, eraser - is really no different from the traditional in the course of creating a piece of art.

12:11 PM  

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