I was not able to participate in Leland’s Plein Air Event this year, as I was attending LaFontsee Gallery’s reception for the opening of their Douglas location. So, in honor of the Old Art Building there in Leland, I just had to paint another version of it.
I’m stuck, trying to name this painting, and would love your suggestions. You are invited to come on over to my Facebook art page and give me your idea(s) there by posting a comment. If I end up choosing somebody’s title, I would be more than happy to express my thanks by sending you a pack of note cards with my paintings on them.
This painting was a “do over,” so the canvas is rich and thick with texture! That’s how I like my forest paintings.
It’s time for a confession. When this painting was first completed, I disliked it so much, I put it in another room, facing the wall. (Kind of like a time out! Aww, poor painting.) A few months later, I picked up the canvas to see what it was, and lo and behold, I fell instantly in love with it! I could not believe how I hadn’t seen its beauty before. Maybe it was because as I was painting it, it wasn’t developing as I was expecting. Who knows? What I love about it now is the pure energy of it. And the colors. And the texture. What’s not to love about this painting?! I am sure there is a good life lesson here.