Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Walk in the Woods

Lewis Creek

It's good to be back after a summer break of vacations, swimming, reading and just taking it nice and easy. It has been a mild ( not too many days over 100deg) summer yet it was quite warm but very bearable. My husband and I took a hike today at Lewis Creek because it was the first day in the 70s since last spring. Lewis Creek is a few miles short of Yosemite National Park. I took photos but apparently deleted them from my cell phone before downloading into the computer. Don't know what I did but oh well I did something wrong, so I substited a photo from last spring instead. The creek is wonderful no matter what season we hike it. There's something about being on a trail that sends wonderful messages from the ground to my boots and  through my body that makes me feel so good and connected to a sense of awe and inspiration.
Many if not all of my works eminate from some wonderful place in the outdoors on the trail. I love painting what I see and how I feel when out there.  Here's a few paintings done from trail inspirations. 

The Grand Sunrise Study
8 x 10
Pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes paper

Study for Morning Rays II
6 x 8
Pastel on velour pastel paper

The Old Cabin Site
18 x 24
Pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes paper