After a winter visit to Oregon, I felt inspired to paint a snow scene with trees. I am still thinking of a title…
I am thinking “Oregon Bliss” as the trees around my sister’s cabin were my inspiration. She certainly lives in a blissful place!
I had a wonderful time on my trip, visiting with family and enjoying all the beautiful scenery. I came home to 80 degree weather, here in Southern California. It’s amazing the difference in weather with just a few hours plane ride. 🙂
She raises her eyebrow and, with a slight shake of her head, she pulls me towards her.
Her lips part, “Tsk, tsk, you have been away from me long enough. Return. “
I nod, and slowly walk through my landscape.
“Well, maybe just for a while.”
I raise my brush and return home.
After a three-year pause from portraiture,
the ever intriguing face draws me through my landscapes into her knowing eyes.
She beckons to me and my brush.
Once again, she has captured my attention.
I have been sketching a lot lately and I have noticed an interesting difference between my sketches and my paintings. My sketchbooks are filled with the human and fae faces and of my dreams. Yet landscapes, nature and trees are what come from my brush. I wanted to start a new series and spent some quiet time over the holidays with my journal — Writing, sketching and thinking about how to merge my paintings and sketchbooks. I want them to share the space of my paintings. I wrote the above notes in my journal and then this is the painting that emerged.
Now, I am sketching with the intention of a painting. I still sketch to just relax and record memories and dreams, but now I feel a connection and “full circle” pattern in all of my art.
Well, I better get back to my easel so I can finish this painting. 🙂
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