Thursday, September 19, 2013

Colorado is healing - Sun through the leaves

Oil on Panel 14" x 11"
Click on image for detail

I'm happy to say that things are starting to feel more normal here in Colorado.  The rain has stopped, and cleanup and rebuilding efforts are in full swing.  The best news is that more and more people are being accounted for as the rescues continue.

On a personal level, we finally got our electricity and hot water back  (never thought I'd be so grateful to re-acquaint with my washing machine!)  Our lower level had to be gutted, and despite three pumps continuosly pumping out, water is still seeping up and across the floors - apparently the water table is so high there's nowhere for it to go! 
However, almost everything we lost is replaceable, and I'm feeling very, very grateful for all the help, food, support, and kindness we've received. 

Hopefully by next week I'll be able to put down the wet-vac and pick up a paintbrush! 
I painted this piece "Sun through the leaves" a couple of weeks ago but I thought it was really appropriate under the circumstances.

This painting available at Lilford Gallery


  1. Beautiful blog! So happy to read about your gratitude. Thanking God for your safety. Keep painting!

  2. Thanks Suzanne - I really appreciate that! :)

  3. Jane, I'm so sorry to hear about your flood damage but thankful everyone's okay. Crazy stuff. Your painting has a wonderful sense of light - nicely handled.
    Thinking of you!

  4. Kim - thanks, that's really sweet!

  5. I love all the exciting painterly variations that you bring to this painting!! Nothing is "ho-hum".
    Glad you made it through that tragic flood mess!
    May God send plenty of sun through your leaves in the future, Jane.

  6. Dean - thanks so much for your kind, thoughtful comment! :)

  7. Yay for the sun! and for your beautiful paintings! I hated to read what you're going's the pits just going for days without power, then when there's a MAJOR cleanup involved on top of that....well, it takes a lot of energy to get back to 'normal'. Glad you are safe and sound. Hoping the flood waters go down quickly (and never that high again!).

  8. Thanks Roxanne - I really appreciate your support! It seems like things are getting a bit better every day...

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your flooding but relieved that you are okay and that things are looking up. This is a lovely painting, BTW!

  10. I really appreciate that Diana! Things are definitely looking up - just need to dry out a bit more and then we can start to rebuild and repair...