RIVER’S BEND

RIVERS BEND

“River’s Bend”  20″ X 20″ acrylic on 1 1/2″ gallery wrap canvas

This painting reminds me of so many things: fishing with my dad, camping with my brother, tubing with my kids. Cold mountain rivers are a favorite of mine, especially after a long day of hiking. I love to take my boots off and wade in the water, replenish my thirst and relax on the shore. They restore my soul too. Nature in all it’s forms brings me closer to the divine and gives me a pathway to mindfulness. I have come to understand that this is why I paint, to bring me closer to the light of God and to share that joy with others.

I will be sharing my Journey To Faith Through Art, at the “Friday Project” at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Prescott, AZ on October 13th. If you are local and want an inspiring evening join me for dinner and fellowship before the service. Learn about the Friday Project here.

ROAD TRIPPING

On The Road To Santa FeThis year it’s all about road tripping.  Around this time of year I usually schedule my upcoming vacations.  I got to thinking let’s design a series of paintings.  So “Road Trips” was born.

One of the journeys my hubby and I  will be taking is to Santa Fe, New Mexico; we will be going with some dear friends.  The other night we met together for dinner and a planning session.  We booked our rooms at the Inn of the Governors and worked on an itinerary where we would be sure to stop at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum .  I can’t wait to see what their latest show is.

I was so excited and it brought up memories of our last trip to Santa Fe and the inspiration  for my newest painting “On The Road To Santa Fe” was sparked.  It is a 14″X 11″ study that I hope to enlarge at a later date for another painting.  Studies are great because they are quick representations of an idea.  I can sell them to my collectors at a lower cost and they can have them framed to their liking.

Hubby and I will be heading to our first destination in April. Not Santa Fe, but the Central Coast of California for our annual beach fix and wine buying jaunt. I am sure this will spark some great adventures worthy of my “Road Trip” series. I can’t wait to see what my inspiration will be this year.  Maybe Bay Side Cafe, or Fat Cats two of my favorite seafood haunts, or one of the winerys that we will be visiting .

Road Tripping, Inspiration and Sparks of Creativity. I can’t wait to get started.

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