Painting pleasure #1 is the peace it gives me, and the space it provides for my thoughts to wander, imagine and settle in stillness.
I went for both a walk and a bike ride in the snow today. The bright whites, greys and dark greens of the forest near my house were still and open. I could see far into the dense trees because their leaves had fallen months ago. Those same leaves are in the painting that I finished today. It is deeply contrasted to the frozen forest with it's beautiful collection of yellow, orange, cream, burgundy, green, blue and grey. It's called Thoughts in Stillness and I hope you like it.