Friday Inspiration: Brilliant Light

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I wanted to end the week with these paintings by Abbott Fuller Graves.  The artist was masterful at capturing the quality of brilliant sunlight.  I especially love the above painting with all the hollyhocks and how the light shining through the flower petals creates a dappled effect of intense color and highlight.

And this second painting with a view of roses in a back garden and a cat perched high on the lean-to shed is magical, I feel like I have been taken away to another time and place.  Somewhere I have never been but at the same time I feel as if it could be my home.
I hope you have a magical weekend filled with sunny vistas and cheerful scenes.
Thank you for stopping by and reading,