Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Monday, September 20, 2010
My friend in Illinois fell in love with Desert Morning, but wanted an original in a bigger size. "No problem, I'll re-create it!" I said. "If you love a topic, there's only positives in doing it again." This version of Desert Morning shows you where I am with my art now using an underpainting. I love it, too.
I arrived in Illinois this spring to find a lovely bunch of irises growing at the edge of the woods by my home. There was no choice but to try capturing them in a painting. In this pastel I wanted to capture the cool shades of early spring along with the hints of a warm summer to come. Irises only last for a short time, but they always remind me of the promises of a fresh start.