Friday, June 3, 2011

Oil Painting "Watermelon For Snacks" by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"Watermelon For Snacks"
© Nora Kasten
Oil painting with palette knife on linen  (18"x20")  Completed June 3, 2011


"It's good to be back at the easel today and I'm not concerned how the painting turned out.  Of course I always want to do better but that's not the main concern for now.  

I've had an attitude adjustment that has helped.  Also, another thing learned that for me to function as a normal human being and not on the emotional roller coaster, I must get a good night's rest. . .  .even if I have to take a 5mg. Ambien to do so sometime.  I believe taking meds to cope with grieving can only be a band-aid and may even prolong the process.  

Well, here this widow is in beautiful, sunny Naples, Florida and though I have not walked on the beach very much in years past, now I find it to be good therapy.  Walking from 6pm to 7pm is a great time because it's still sunny and warm but not the hot noon day sun.  There is always a wonderful breeze and I like to walk splashing in the water,  just at the edge of the Gulf.  I am Blessed."

15 comments:

Kathy Cousart said...

Wonderful painting! So proud of you and love everything about it but most especially that you had a good time doing it and are finding more of those "happies". Yay for you and walking and enjoying the beauty of the beach will certainly soothe and heal the spirit. I am smiling and thinking of you!

Karla said...

Love this painting Nora!

billspaintingmn said...

What a wonderful painting! The colors in this describe watermelon
perfectly!
Fun to read your post! :)

taio said...

wow,wonderful

Elizabeth Chapman said...

It's all so beautiful!!.. as you are!!

Susan Roux said...

Hi Nora,

I like what you did with this! So happy to hear you're out walking. It sounds like wonderful therapy. Wish I could join you on the water's edge...

Ellen Cramer Fine Art said...

I was excited to see the finished version. You posted the beginnings earlier. Love the color--but I always love your color! You are one of the best floral/still life artists--and a really great person! Think of you and appreciate your help and encouragement.

CWMundy said...

Very nice !

Rebecca Mundy

CWMundy said...

Nora,
One more commment...CW says "The watermelon feels and looks like watermelon! I love the complimentary colors of the melon and the abstract qualities behind it."
CW

NORA KASTEN said...
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NORA KASTEN said...

Ellen,
Your kind words are appreciated and hope you know how much I look forward to each of your new works.

NORA KASTEN said...

Rebecca & CW,
I am most happy to receive your comments. Just last Sunday I was telling a gallery director here in Naples about you, CW. . . . and how I have learned the very most about painting from you. Many thanks again for your instruction.

CW, just looked at your self portrait and sure glad you did that. It's a wonderful painting.

Nora

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