22x30 Oil On Linen Panel
I must be longing for warm summer afternoons. . . . :) It's February in Minnesota, ya know!
I think this painting helped!
I've painted this lily pad pond several times from life and turned most of them into larger studio paintings. There's something about this place that keeps me coming back to see what else it does. It's interesting how many painters become drawn to a certain place and paint it over and over again. It is never the same place or moment twice. The world is full of never ending fleeting effects! I find it gets more challenging each time and each time I find there is something else out there that I don't know and it draws me even more curious to find out. I've become very pulled to the spot in both memory and location. It's really pretty embedded in my mind. This is a memory painting. Meaning, I did not use any sort of reference to paint the piece. I was completely thinking of the THIS painting and simply using the memory of studied information to allow this painting to happen. So, here it is!
I JUST delivered this piece to the Tamarack Gallery In Stillwater MN to be displayed at the Stillwater Art Crawl on Friday Feb. 13. The art crawl is an event that the Galleries along Main St in Stillwater Open their doors to the public to walk about touring the galleries, meet some of the artists and enjoy a glass (or 2 or 3) of wine! All are welcome! Hope to see you there!