Painting #1 Haypress Creek – 11 x 14 inches
The painting above is based on our overnight camping in Sierra County with the Sierra Buttes in the background.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving complete with a snow storm, and a power outage. Our family decided to go ahead with our Thanksgiving plans regardless if we had power or not. With the recent planned power shut-offs here in Northern California, this recent outage was a piece of cake. It was fun to be able to see bear prints walking through our property, in fact right by our car. We are bear aware and try to be responsible. We haven’t had a problem yet, well in the last four years at least. Another story for another post.
Painting #2 Another Time – 11 x 14 inches
This one is entirely from my imagination, my favorite way to paint. I try going for a general essence or feeling.
Painting #3 In The Shadow of Thy Wings – 13 x 19 inches
I simply brushed on colors and chased shapes and light. Sometimes this approach takes a while to emerge. Often I have to set it aside in order for my creative vision to capture the direction that a painting wants to go. I have to trust this process which means that I paint blindly. It has taken me a while to understand that this is the best creative avenue for me.
Painting #4 The Secret Place – 13 x 19 inches
I have a fascination with caves, mines, mysterious nooks and crannies within nature. I have been deep in a gold mine several times, as deep as 2200 feet. I have explored the inner workings of the 16 to one mine that my husband worked in. I never felt uncomfortable, hard to explain but I find such places creatively stimulating.
Painting #5 The Light of Thy Countenance – 13 x 19 inches
As I worked on this painting it was as though I was trying to capture wisps of smoke. An illusive searching and at the end, I felt that some expressive brush strokes using transparent white was the last hurrah. I might have already posted this one but wanted to include my thought process while painting it.
Painting #6 Morning Hope 11 x 14 inches
Yes indeed! Glowing light is something that I often chase. I wanted a mysterious feeling with minimal detail.
I will leave you with a photo of my favorite place to hike, Bullards Bar Reservoir. Have a wonderful weekend!