Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Creative detour . . .

I took a much needed mental break from writing and finally got around to painting again.

18 comments:

Nicole said...

Very pretty, Dayle. Feels peaceful.

Mark Harbeson said...

Good work!

C.J. Darlington said...

Wow. Beautiful, Dayle.

Janet Rubin said...

I can smell the salt air and feel the spray. The beach is my place. Lovely painting. I know what you mean about needing a writing break. I think the "detours" are very neccesary from time to time.

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Thanks for the comments everyone.

It really was a relaxing break, Janet. I quit painting a couple of times because it started to feel like work. I'm trying to guard against that in my writing.

The empty canvas or blank page should provide no angst so great that one would opt to forgo the entire process. Ideally, it should be seen as an oppurtunity not a chore.

Kay said...

beautiful! I think that waves would be incredibly hard to do. I always think that. You did an awsome job!

Ryna said...

Great Job, Not Grand Isle... but it will do

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Yeah, Ryan, if it was Grand Isle I'd have to add a oil rig, make the water black, and ditch the rock outcroppings.

ryan said...

The hint of a sunken shrimping vessel in the background would make it more like GI.

donna fleisher said...

Hey, y'all! Leave the picture alone. It's the Oregon Coast -- beautifully. Perfectly.

Thanks, Dayle. : )

And what you say about writing? I hear you, if only it was that easy. Once the contract is signed, writing is very much about work. Writing when ya don't wanna, writing stuff that's not yer passion, over and over I've heard the stories. Even still, as long as you control it and don't allow it to control you, you've got it. You'll be fine.

Yep. I already know you'll be fine. You've got the heart of a poet, the eye of an artist, and a soul that's focused on what really matters -- our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Yer a Full Meal Deal!!

Okay, sorry about that -- I'm tired. ; )

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

The hard part about painting Grand Isle is getting the smell right. (hah, I kill me)

Note: It is the Oregon coast inspired by Donna's photographs on her website. And, it's currently residing on the Oregon coast in Donna's bungalow. Unless she doesn't have a bungalow.

Thanks for the kind words Donna.

donna fleisher said...

Um ... no. No bungalow. More like a closet-sized apartment. Okay, a big closet-sized apartment. Works for me.

I love studying every inch of the painting -- it has so much depth and color, just like the real crashing waves. Thanks again, so much, for the amazing gift. : )

Rel said...

Saw the painting on Donna's site, Dayle - nice work! Don't tell Donna but one day you will have to have a go at the Aussie coast (even beats Oregon!!!!)

Ooo...she's gonna kill me for sure :)

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Thanks, Rel.

Yeah, I'm working my way up to Australia. :)

But then again, that lighthouse photo on her site will be tough to beat. Maine's got some nice one's too.

By the way, how does the Aussie coast stack up to New Zealand's.

Robin said...

Gorgeous picture - a man of many talents :)

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

Thanks Robin.

Rel said...

As an Aussie, of course the Aussie coast wins hands down over NZ!!! NZ is beautiful but being the largest island we have so much variety in our spectacular coastline!

Have a great New Year!

donna fleisher said...

Kill you? Rel? My sweet Aussie friend? Well, maybe only a little. I'll make you eat pumpkin pie. ; )

Tell Quantas to come on up here and pick us up! We wanna come see ya!!!