March 23, 2011

a trip down memory lane

"Walnut Grove" for JCP
6" x 12" oil on canvas

My sister, brother and I played among these walnut trees as children and relished the boundless magic endemic to our grandparents' home and farmland.
Just over the hill was a fragrant apple orchard - the thought of which always reminds me of this wise old Welsh Proverb:

"A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible"

...and this most enchanting observation by Rabindranath Tagore- who surely knew a thing or two about magic, wonder, and the infinite charm of nature:

"The touch of an infinite mystery passes over the trivial and the familiar,
making it break out into ineffable music...
The trees,
the stars,
and the blue hills
ache with a meaning
which can never be uttered in words"


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

This is a beautiful painting. Fresh. It looks like it holds a lot of memories. Serene. I love the shadows on the ground .....

Natalie ☀ said...

so beautiful. one of my favorites.

Marian Fortunati said...

Love it, Faye... the long tall format is alluring as well!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful painting; wonderful memories. I love the quotes, too.