Last November, I revisited the Wave Series. My inspiration came from an idea to show how waves overcome hardships and tough times like roots. Both are resilient, but waves endure because they are water. But what began as a wave painting evolved into a sunrise painting.
Ice, wind, and water forged the breathtaking coastline known as Sleeping Bear Dunes. It's a raw beauty, as old as the continental ice shelves. The towering bluffsrise up around 400 feet above Lake Michigan. Its awe inspires creativity.
Fog evokes enchanting scenes. Rolling fog is magical. It tricks the mind into seeing valleys move. Fog adds a peaceful aspect to a landscape. It exudes ambiance and flowing energy. To waken surrounded by cloud and mountain is breathtaking.
To watch night become day is a wondrous moment. It is a time of awakening. Even more mysterious is a sunrise after the morning rain. As the sun's rays peak over the horizon, water droplets refract the sunlight transforming the earth with vibrant colors.
A few weeks ago, I had a new idea for an artwork. I began by priming the canvas and mixing the base colors with ink. However, what started as an idea for a painting of a flower in the water flourished instead into a picture of a summer morning.