Friday, September 25, 2009

Prairie Storm.....aceo

I think these kind of storms are over for the season. Although after this week's unbelievably hot weather who knows. It is supposed to change Sunday (my knees are telling me) to more fall like temperatures. Now we will have to start hoping for Indian Summer.

What is Indian Summer?

"A time interval, in mid- or late autumn, of unseasonably warm weather, generally with clear skies, sunny but hazy days, and cool nights. In Saskatchewan, at least one dusting of snow and preferably a substantial period of normally cool weather must precede this warm spell in order for it to be considered a true "Indian summer." It does not occur every year, and some years (if we are lucky) it may occur two or more times. (but don't count on it here)

The term "Indian Summer" dates back to the 18th century in the United States. It can be defined as "any spell of warm, quiet, hazy weather that may occur in October or even early November."

Basically, autumn is a transition season as the thunderstorms and severe weather of the summer give way to a tamer, calmer weather period before the turbulence of the winter commences.

Prairie Storm is an aceo (art card edition or orginal always 2.5" x 3.5") painted on matteboard with acrylics. You will find it listed on Ebay here.


Doreen said...

What a great painting Lee, gotta love those clouds eh : )

ottoblotto said...

As I said elsewhere, I think it is a very successful piece; the colors imply something exciting and slightly scary at the same time. Well done!

Daisy Soap Girl said...

My sister was just talking about Indian summer. The westerns are great. Where do you get your inspiration? Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you made the mojitos!