Summer is officially here! ‘Tis the season we take to the water! Perhaps as an escape from the heat, but even more so, we are drawn to watery places this time of year because of the calming effect of water upon our souls and spirits. In summer, we give ourselves permission to pause and it’s tough to be stressed and harried when gazing out over the ocean’s horizon. Toronto artist Elizabeth Lennie captures the way summer draws us to the water and out of our depths.
While Lennie’s portfolio is filled with more typical watery palettes of blues and greens, it was to these warmer pieces that I found myself most drawn. Something about these peachy tones reminded me so much of the slowing down we do in the summer time. Perhaps they recall the glow of sunset over a day spent in nothing but play, with no plans to stop any time soon. A day when we let ourselves linger, whether on the beach or simply over dinner on the patio at home, we relish relaxation in summer, a lesson we could all carry over into every other season.
All images are via the artist’s website.