Aug 21, 2010
The scenic mountain ranges in Oregon never cease to amaze me. Earlier this week, my husband took our girls backpacking in the wilderness near Mt. Jefferson. I had some business in Bend to tend to, so I dropped them off here.
I spent the next two days with a dear friend of mine, and we had an art and projects retreat. On the second day, I started this painting, "Midnight." While I was working, a huge thunderstorm rolled in. It dumped rain for the next few hours, and I couldn't help but worry about my family.
Fortunately, everyone was okay and stayed dry in the tent. On the drive home, I enjoyed listening to all of their stories. My husband described the beautiful lake, and the girls shared their adventures.
Yesterday, I decided to finish my painting "Midnight," and it took most of the day. It was a lot of stop and go (i.e. blank stares and repainting). The dark color palette kinda threw me off a little, but I am actually very happy with it now.
I titled the work "Midnight" because this is what I envision the lake to have looked like at night. A print of the painting can be found in my Etsy shop here.