"I Believe In Miracles" - oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 10" x 10" x 1.5". Ready to hang. Available here.
I am in love with Oregon.
Head-over-heels giddy with joyful dreaminess. Nearly, nearly as much as my wild love for Ireland. Here in Portland, the mountains are in view....I can see them if I walk two blocks away. The trees are tall, vast, speaking rushing sounds in the wind as the tops blow like giants in an ecstatic sky dance. And just outside the city lies the gorge - winding, mountainous vistas with deep, cold rivers and a sense of timeless wonder.
In a recent drive up the gorge at dusk chasing a higher vantage point to see sunset, I was awed by the beauty of the forest as it disappeared into the growing darkness. Murky darks merging together as the ever shrinking light was withdrawing. The shapes became indistinguishable - silent sentinels of jagged rock and pine.
And so life informs art again. Thank you, muse.
I Believe in Miracles
We're heading into a hot weekend here in the PNW. So let's get it started with your weekend jam...you sexy thing. :)
About the art: an acrylic underpainting in deep purples and greens. Palette knife and rubber wedge painting with oils and color wax. Horizontal lines and blurred spaces give a nod to abstraction, instead of a full high-five.