And here it is. This great big hulking landwhale of canvas and acrylic. This time suck of epic proportions. Just when I thought it would NEVER be done with.
Finishing this 1.2 x 1.2 meter, heavily detailed canvas has been a ten month test of fortitude as well as a bit of boredom. Yes, there were also some good times spent on this and it was all to a good purpose, being meant to go in the gaping white space above our mantel.
So, anyway, about the painting. The scene is a figment of my memory and fancy, a hyper colourful moment of the aspens quivering in the changeable weather of our alpine paradise. With its strong, flowing lines I am (as always) trying to express the movement and drama of our high country. It is also made expressively for the purpose of bringing my favourite season and colours into our home. And you know, I like it (seen from a respectable distance and finished, that is). To improve on matters, local artisan Dave Vollmer from TLC, Custom, Rustic Woodwork and Furniture, is going to frame it for me in something woody and fantastic (pictures to come).
And so, friends, I may have a chance at now getting a few catch up posts on the blog and starting something new, wintery, and much much smaller and more manageable. The sense of freedom and possibility is wonderful. And accomplishment. And relief.