Friday, June 27, 2008

Four Seasons Skywatch

How 'bout painted skies for Skywatch Friday?

This painting is such a good depiction of the four seasons of the Old South Black Belt...a light dusting of snow in winter, cotton picking in the fall, baptisms in the creek during summer and moss-laden oak trees in spring.

The artist, Don Coley of Marion, grew up on a Perry County farm and later spent some years with carnivals and the circus. He's a self-taught folk artist who now owns Roselane Antiques and Gardens where he sells antiques, art and flowers.

His biography says, "Stop by sometime, and he will tell you the rest of the story."

Coley was among artists from the Marion Art Guild who displayed their works at Artisans' Day in Selma.

Check the other Skywatch photos at Wiggers' World.
(Thanks, Tom!)

28 comments:

For The People said...

For those of you who don't know where Selma is, first shame on you. Civil rights! Anyway, go to Cuba and turn south! Love your post!

Rambling Round said...

Thanks for visiting, For the People.
Yes, Selma played a big part in the Civil Rights Movement way back in the 60s. But, if you want to get here from I-20-59 at Cuba, Alabama, take U.S. Highway 80 East toward Demopolis and Selma. We're a hour east of Demopolis. Demopolis, btw, is an interesting town in its own right!

bobbie said...

Painted skies are good! In fact, in this case, they are wonderful!

Petunia said...

NIce one!

Petunia's SWF

marcia said...

perfect painted skies

Becky and Gary said...

Wonderful post! It would make a great quilt. I like paintings that tell stories.

fishing guy said...

RR: Cute idea to include a Sky in the painting for SWF.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I love to see artwork making it onto Sky Watch and like yourself...it is most welcome..
I have another blog which is a hobby art blog... more for fun but you are very welcome to stop by and see if you like it..

Just to let you know I have visited and seen your post. I thank you for joining in this week and being part of the Sky Watch community.
Tom :O)

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

the thumbnail view looks curious ... it's a nice and evocative painting indeed. thanks for sharing this.

the teach said...

Now that's very different and very interesting! So colorful! :)

Raven said...

What a wonderful painting. Cool skywatch idea.

babooshka said...

Very different skywatch. Always nice to see the how it's interpreted.

quinttarantino said...

I’m back …
Oh no, cried blog world … he’s back!

But guess what, I’m glad I decided to make a comeback.
If I didn´t rejoin SWF I would never have the chance to see this great naif painting!

me ann my camera said...

Cherry, full of joy and colour and magnificence! Lovely. A great idea.
Ann at: varying seasons

Tammy said...

What a lovely photo!

I spent 4 good years in Marion, AL at Judson College.

Rose said...

That is a great choice for skywatch!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A different, and lovely, Sky Watch contribution. Thanks for sharing this wonderful art with us.

Dina said...

I like, I like!

lissa said...

kind a different type of skywatch but creative

thanks for your visit
postcards from the clouds

John said...

Very nice painting!

JC said...

Now that is something I haven't seen before on SkyWatch, great idea. Have a great weekend from another BAMA Blogger.

SandyCarlson said...

Those are marvelous paintings. You arranged them so well. Thanks for intro to this artist.

Bill said...

Ah, a story teller! I tend to be the same. :)

For The People said...

I still think the painted SWF was a great idea. Thanks for stopping by my place. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Chris said...

When I first saw this photo, I thought of Grandma Moses. This artist sounds interesting, too.

I may have mentioned this to you, but I have a mini magnolia (finally!), and it's starting to bloom. It doesn't look as nice as the magnolia photo you had on your blog, but it's pretty fun to finally have one.

The Texican said...

Very Unique, I like it. I enjoy your site. I don't always comment, but I visit most days. Pappy

CherryPie said...

What a lovely painting and a nice refreshing take on the Sky Watch idea :-)

Dewdrop said...

How neat and unique! Great post!