from a cave to the world
I’ve had this painting called “dog Cave” (see previous blog) hanging in my studio for it seems like an eternity, but in reality….only about a month. I wasn’t sure what I was trying to say…and whether memory caves were such a good idea anyway. Who needs to live in a cave? who needs to “remember” the past when the present offers some amazing beauty of it’s own. If I were always in the past, I might not be open to the present….to the sky!
So, even after some huge amount of work on the “dog Cave”, I took the large brush to this work and transformed it into a painting on the go. I was inspired by this incredible cloud formation I took a photo of last week. I’m finding clouds and sky formations very lovely and I’d like to do more of this kind of work…..really really. The sky seems to offer a surprise every day with really great ” one of a kind” paintings as a possible new direction. I have a camera full of these daily cloud/weather events. I feel the need to not only record them with my I-Phone,
but also to paint these amazing events. This may be one of the benefits living in a small town north of a big city. The sky seems to be a much bigger part of my life every day! I don’t know why I’ve been resisting the urge to do these clouds when I have an I-phone packed with many great sky images….