Saturday, September 3, 2011

Feelings, Memories and Emotion in The Painting

"Chamisa on High", 12 x 16, Pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes paper.

Recently, we had a family reunion in Lake Tahoe, California with our children and grand children to celebrate my husband's 75th birthday. During my time there I drank in the beauty and joy from being in such a beautiful place with my beautiful family. I brought these feelings home with me plus around 200 photos to spark my memory for I knew then I would paint a series of works focused on this place and time. I incorporated my feelings not only of the beauty of the land but also the joy of being with my family into these paintings. When I look at the completed ones now, I feel an over whelming sense of peace and serenity.  Stay tuned for the second in the series. 


  1. This is absolutely breathtaking, Anita. I love the energy and movement of the design elements and lines. Kay

  2. Wow, thank you Kay for your wonderful compliments.