It’s an art kind of day today. Most days I’m tearing apart, reconstructing, staining and playing with fabric patterns for furniture. Other days, more infrequently, I turn to my paints, brushes and canvas to lose myself in some art therapy. I find its better for me if I don’t have a plan (this goes against every fiber of my being) and just start and see where it leads. Let go of expectations! Yeah, sure… I am working on this. More often than not, however, I gravitate towards some kind of water scene. Probably because water is my most comforting natural element. I have been at peace by water, on water and in water for as long as I can remember. My childhood memories are full of wisconsin lakes, boating, water-skiing, swim meets and tons of sunscreen (necessity for this redhead).
This painting is reminiscent of northern wisconsin scenery on quiet, inland lakes. Acrylic paint on canvas with a soft, slightly muted look. For my first attempt at framing my art, I added a grey-washed barnwood frame to finish it off. I love how it turned out!