-sister piece to yesterday's image. Everytime I paint two images intended to be a pair, one deserts the other. The painting I downloaded yesterday sold last year leaving this image standing alone. There are pink geraniums in this image. That's interesting... Maybe that's a subconscious foreshadowing of the color switch to which I referred yesterday. Immediately after school is out for the summer, I work in the yard in a frenzy trying to get "caught up." This summer was no exception. I painted this during last summer's frenzy. I'm trying to purchase/plant only perennials these days in an effort to simplify. ...not as easy as one would think.
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.