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This is the painting I entered in the Columbian Artists Association 36th Annual Judged/Juried Spring Show (June 18, 2012 to June 27, 2012 at the ROSE CENTER FOR THE ARTS Lower Columbia College, 1600 Maple Street Longview, Washington):
Womans Autumnal Twilight Serenade by Dawna Morton
Woman’s Autumnal Twilight Serenade by Dawna Morton~
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A country girl in a white dress and cowboy hat pauses to listen to the sound of the wind before continuing to fiddle a serenade. Autumn leaves fall peacefully downward through the dark, but tranquil forest in the background, as their silently drifting shapes create an air of magical wonder —glowing in the light in their downwards spiral towards the forest floor. As the wind flutters her dress and her hair, it also picks up the notes of her music from her inward ear, and carries them afar to the world.

For a peek at the painting as a work in progress see my album on facebook
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I first got the idea for this painting when I was cleaning up some gentian violet that spilled all over the bathroom counter. I made the mistake of setting the wadded up  cloth diaper which was used in the cleanup on the edge of the bathtub–which just made a bigger mess; however, when it was removed later I noticed the stain left behind resembled a cowboy hat, and upon closer inspection I saw a cowgirl playing a fiddle in my imagination. There are photos of the stain in my facebook album also.

I took a bunch of photos of the stain from all sorts of angles , and set them aside to use as a reference later before cleaning the whole thing up with a bleach spray. Then when my friend Heather suggested I should enter the competition, I thought this would make a great painting for my entry.

With a bit of a folksy feel, this painting has come to have a spiritual meaning to me. The wind can be symbolic both of trials and of the Spirit. Notice that the Tree in the background looks gnarled and weathered and bent by the winds that have beset it. We are like that sometimes, our past and the trials we’ve been through sometimes they make us feel all gnarled up inside, and we have to move beyond that and find healing. the leaves falling and glinting in the light symbolize change and the beauty of shedding the old so we can put on beautiful and tender new growth when after the process of weathering the winter season. The woman in the painting appears to have found a moment of peaceful clarity as she listens to the sound of the wind (or the Spirit)– then after listening she begins to play what she has heard, what she has learned, so that the wind can then brighten lives by carrying its message through her music to the hearts of listeners throughout the world.

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One of the things I have been working on this week is a series of product featuring my photo, Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #24, that I took while on a hike in the woods near my home last winter. A ray of sunlight shines down through the snow-covered forest, creating a bright icy lacework of tree branches. Four trees surround a small clearing in the woods like a bier, as logs blanketed in snow on the sloping forest floor resemble a skeleton, below icy tree limbs forming a ghostly apparition of a horses face like a trusty steed standing guard.

Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #24 stamp
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #24 by dlmtleArt
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Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #24 photocard
Have a photo of yourself or your family in western gear? This photo card is great for showing off your photos with old west style–just insert you photo and change the text with your own personal custom greeting.
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #24 stationery
Here are two out of a multitude of shirt styles and colors available for this photo…
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #24 card
This can either be purchased as a blank card or add your own custom greeting.
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #24 by dlmtleArt
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Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #24 hat
Forest Sun Rays in the Snow #24 by dlmtleArt
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Using one of the photos I took last winter and digitally altered, this week I created a series of products on zazzle. This digitally altered photo of a snowy sunlit forest glade covered in brambles at the bottom of a steep hill in picturesque Rainier, Oregon shows the winter sky glowing through the forest canopy in a golden haze of sunlit mist, causing the trees to fade off into the distance. I like the colors in this version of the photo better than the original– it has more of an ethereal fairytale-like atmosphere to it.

Snowy Sunlit Forest Glade #2 sticker
Snowy Sunlit Forest Glade #2 by dlmtleArt
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light in my Forest#1As a side hobby to my artwork, I take lots of photos so I can have good reference pictures for later.
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light in my Forest#4 These are a series of photos of the light in my forest. We live on almost half an acre with a lovely spot of forested ravine which leads down to a creek. I love the different effects of the light through out the day. Whenever I look out the window and see how beautifully the light strikes the trees deep in the woods, I want to grab my camera and run. Once in light in my Forest#8a while I make it out there before the light changes and manage to snap some pictures. I took most of these in October 2007. I love the one with the clump of yellow leaves all by itself in the photo at the lower left.

light in my Forest#3One of the things I wish I had pictures of is the view from my back deck down into the forest, when the”helicopters” from all the maple trees are falling. The first autumn we lived in this house the wind was blowing and it was a truly blustery day. With the leaves spinning in their downwardly spiraling dance and the helicopters whirling in the wind it was an almost magical experience. It reminded me of light in my Forest#9dancing wood nymphs joyfully flitting about on the wind in a symphony of chaotic motion. I plan on doing a painting of that one someday (I just have too many other projects in the works right now to get going on that one yet). A photo would not do it justice, and A video camera is not something I own. It is definitely a sight worth sitting and watching for awhile and I look forward to it each fall.

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light in my Forest#7light in my Forest#6

Light in My Forest #3 printLight in My Forest #3 by dlmtleArt

Poster printing From Zazzle

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Visit Dawna’s fan page and become a fan on facebook!

see Dawna’s art & photography with the poetry of Glennis Roper
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