Give Yourself Time to Breathe
Often the time I spend in nature is difficult to describe in words.
So often the words ring hollow, like an echo of what is really there. What I feel, the emotions that whelm up within and the words used to describe it are so inadequate. If I stop and breathe, return to silence, to the stillness of the moment this is the best place to begin. From this quiet and stillness comes images, colors, movement. It is so much easier for me to paint from this beginning point. To allow myself to become immersed in the play between the colors, the movement of the brush strokes beautifully expressing the silence, the emotional upheaval. It is an opening to a path to search within ourselves for that silence, an experience that brings to life the landscape.
This new series is an invitation to come along on this journey, to make the transition from hoe nature looks to how it feels.