Adrift Within


16x20in. (Click to Enlarge)

Oil on linen/panel.

Reserved for a Show in 2013/Spring

Please email me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Adrift Within

 A spring breeze whisks about within gnarled limbs; seducing feather blossoms to drift within airy pockets. Old apple trees reign over the space as their blossoms relish in their glory. Bees perform their duties carrying golden pollen from branch to branch.

Soon delicate blossoms will be carried on gentle breezes to add richness to mother earth. A pink hue will blanket the grasses below. Nature has once again out done herself as she displays her beauty for all to enjoy.

It is these moments of quiet elegance we must become conscience of during our daily haste, only a stillness can rejuvenate our spirit as nature gently delivers her gifts.

Debbie Lamey-MacDonald

MacLellan’s Mountain, Nova Scotia

This location is in my brother’s backyard. We were so lucky to experience a beautiful spring which enabled plants to flourish. The apple blossoms this year were amazing and so abundant! It was magical viewing them and watching them drift softly in the Spring breeze.

To complete this piece I used my plein air study as well as color notes and memory. I also referred to digitals I took that day, but only for specific information regarding placement of trees etc.  in my brother’s yard. My most important information was derived from my study, color notes, my vision and emotional response to my subject.  You can read my earlier blog post on this piece and view my study here.

During the creation of this piece I realized how much it reminded me of a sense of freedom I seem to be in continual pursuit of over the last number of years. “Freedom” seems to be my anchor word and painting on location gives this feeling of freedom and happiness I pursue on an ongoing basis. I think it is really important to feel a sense of freedom, if only for a short while in this fast paced and busy world we live in. For me this often occurs when I am quiet inside and listen to an inner voice. Unfortunately one’s “voice of wisdom” can get drowned out from the demands of life, if one is not  in full awareness. Do you have an anchor word?

Hoping you find small moments of freedom and relaxation!



P.S. I have been working like a little trooper on my New Online Fine Art Shop. Many hours later it is getting close to being launched. I am so excited to share it with you soon! Stay posted!

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  1. Posted November 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Oh this is beautiful Debbie!

  2. Posted November 24, 2012 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Not only are you a wonderful artist, you are a poet as well.

    • Posted December 4, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

      Oh I appreciate your nice comment Cheryl! It is a different kind of writing–I don’t force it and just let it come to me when I am on location. I laugh and call it prosetry. Nature always inspires me. 😀

  3. Posted November 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    That turned out really nice, love the depth.

  4. Posted November 26, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful, if I could come close to learning to paint like that I would be extremely happy with myself.

    • Posted December 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

      Chris you are so generous with your kind comments. Thanks for making me smile. I think you are extremely talented also–never doubt that–you have terrific creative expression! Hugs!

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