Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"The Drifters"

Acrylic on Masonite

Once a year we drive to Illinois to visit relatives, usually in the summer. I was able to capture my husband giving canoe rides early one morning. I hadn’t realized the complementary color scheme in this painting until it was almost complete. I guess you can call it a subconscious attraction. This was a great exercise in painting things I usually avoid like reflections in water. I find painting nature overwhelming and I probably would have continued to avoid the subject altogether had it not been for an art director who commented on how beautifully I painted trees.

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