|18x18 pastel on art spectrum|
Each summer I spend as much time as I can in the Northwest, in particular La Conner and Orcas Island. Those two places just fill me with awe and inspiration. This painting had its start in the studio last summer. Memories of my favorite slough ignited the work. It's the same slough where I lost my key, met the baby bear (while looking for the key) and painted with Casey.
Since summer the painting has sat in the corner (staring at me) for 8 months. Yesterday I looked at it and I knew what to do. It was simple. The secret was in neutrals.