What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Summers Past



Lisa Golightly

It is with a heavy heart that I acknowledge that summer is winding down. Illogical though it seems, although I haven’t had summers off since I finished school, the coming of fall always fills me with a sense of dread and impending doom. So I’m trying to squeeze out every last little bit of sunshine and warmth and beach time I can. When I came across the lovely, nostalgic paintings of Lisa Golightly, I knew she was just the thing to help wind up my favorite season.

Her work revolves around memory and how snapshots shape, influence, change and even create memory.” -About Lisa Golightly

Golightly starts with vintage snapshots which she recreates using acrylics and house paint. Her anonymous forms are nostalgic in a lovely, abstract way.

Prints of Golightly’s work are available in her Etsy shop, KikiAndPolly, original paintings available on her website. You can also follow her on Instagram and Pinterest.

All images property of Lisa Golightly, used without permission, even though I really tried.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

9 thoughts on “Summers Past

  1. There is no doubt that there is a lot of Summer in those pictures–mine, the idealized one of Hollywood, and the nostalgic one that we might remember we had….or might not.
    It really wasn’t the summer I was expecting. It was warm, but not hot here. I worked quite a bit and barely did anything summer like at all. I barely rode my bike–and that’s the worst part.
    I definitely feel that fall is upon us. I know my bus will be full of students again. At least people will stop asking me if I have summer off.

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  2. I looked at the images before I read any of your text – as I sometimes do – and immediately picked up the vintage vibe. That seems so apt for images connected to summer since it often feels like summers in the past were better than they are now, for various psychological reasons. I find the lack of faces in so many of these paintings to be disturbing – and that is not a criticism. It is almost like the haze of memory has erased the details of the faces or else that the experiences are universal so the portraits are anonymised. I hope that makes sense.

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