Thursday, June 3, 2010

Remembering Thoreau, Lilacs

Lilacs: Remembering Thoreau
by Nancy Medina
11X14a
Oil on Canvas
Available in My Daily Painters Gallery

Nancy Medina Web Site

Remembering Thoreau, Lilacs, is a tribute to the environmental naturalist, Henry David Thoreau, who died in 1862. The oil slick in the Gulf is moving inland, and I am afraid we have not yet even conceived of the implications of this environmental disaster. Thoreau was one of my favorites in high school. I wonder what he would have to say today about what has happened.

5 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Your lilacs are lovely and I like the books beside the pot. Very nice!!

I think Thoreau would not believe how badly we have messed up our beautiful earth, not only with this horrible oil spill, but other ways as well. So very sad.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh my goodness, from the mini picture on my blog dashboard, your photo looked like a real potted plant. Wow, your paintings are so very realistic and I love the deep colors you use.

Lee Ann

Terra said...

I love Thoreau, lilacs and this painting. He was a special man and philosopher. My uncle introduced me to the writings of Thoreau and of Emerson, when I was about 13.

AutumnLeaves said...

What a rich and beautiful painting this piece is, Nancy. I think it is truly stunning and one I'd proudly display (I so love books and the addition of lilacs just makes it perfection). The oil spill and the disaster of it is extremely grievous. I do not understand why there aren't extensive safeguards in place and the loss of life to sea creatures and birds is so profoundly disturbing...

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Auntie Nancy
Thank goodness you have this beautiful painting for me to look at and know there is good in the world like you - who can paint and touch lives with your awsomeness.
I can smell the fragrnace and I can touch the petals,,,,,
I am so sad about our worlds disater. I love Henry Thoreau too and I know he would be crying- just like me
love
tweedles

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