As you might have noticed, I'm facinated by contrast. I'm drawn to the grass against the trees and sky. I procrastinated with this image for almost a year, intimidated by the clouds. In the past, I would have created the art, deleting the clouds. But, it seemed intregal here, so I waited for some courage.
I've been through some experiences this year that have forever changed me, and guess what? I found my courage. Along with my bravery, I found a way to express emotion in my painting. I've somehow been able to go deeper in myself and it's being expressed in my work. This was such a bright sunny summer day. I hope you can feel it.
The clouds in this piece float by as you lay on the ground. With increased skill, I'm able to convey more with my paintings. There are so many layers of blue in this one. The sun really shimmers on the aspen leaves.
On an early morning road ride in Trout Lake, Washington I witnessed this tranquil scene. Can you tell it's early in the day? I added the clouds, which were not there. Now that's bold, right? No stopping me now.