I live on Lake Pend Oreille which makes me pretty fortunate. The lake is the largest and deepest lake in Idaho. Most important of all it is incredibly beautiful. I feel inspired and in awe of the beauty, it is my muse.
I keep dwelling on the changing Season. Maybe it is the coming of Fall that has me playing with Fire.
Winter Light, 20”x24” acrylic
So hard to let the summer go. Each year I promise to make the very most of the season. Yet it has slipped away while I was pushing paint around. Winter is coming, I don’t hate it. The silent isolation is made for painting.
Summer Encapsulated, 10”x10” acrylic
A few small water pieces I recently completed.h
My Aunt Anna and Uncle Mike came through North Idaho on their way back to Wyoming. They had never seen this part of the state so it was fun to give them a little lake tour. I gave them this little sunset painting as my Aunt has talked about owning one of my paintings for years!
Once again you made me your fool. All those warm days and late nights the sun barely resting. I tried so hard to keep you by my side.
Now you are off to some southern land. I laugh as you go but I will never forgive you. I prize my solitude and I will cling to the darkness. Maybe I will pine over an old photo of you this winter. In April a sparrow might spark a faint memory.
Damn, I just want you to come back.
This painting sold over the weekend at RiverSea Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. We also had some rainfall in North Idaho Saturday which I am thankful for! Wildfire season can be terribly Smokey so the occasional rain in the heat of August are a blessing.
This painting is at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, South Carolina. I have painted many sunsets, this was a good one. The vertical format and warm water reflections really made this one.
I have spent a lot of time this summer delivering art and and visiting galleries. I am currently on a road trip to close out my “Apocalyptic Beauty” exhibit. I took a slight detour to drop off a painting I sold to a great friend recently. He immediately took down a framed print and hung this painting in its place of honor. Now off to Astoria, Oregon!
A painting sold this this spring through Robert Lange Studios. The studio/gallery represents some really talented artists and is located in Charleston, South Carolina.