Rainy days get a bad rap. Typically rain and rainy weather has a negative connotation, associated with depression, hard times, etc. Rain is certainly not bad, just wet, which is needed. I have memories of playing in the rain in the absence of lightning and thunder. Those were certainly good times. This painting was painted in acrylic by the art classes at school. I liked the image, so I tried it in oil. This painting reminds me that rainy days are what I make them, good or bad. My attitude calls the shots.
A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.