Ok, is it just me, or does it look to you like the Von Trapp children might come running through the scene, searching for edelweiss and singing in perfect harmony? …While running (Naturally.)
Either that, or a heard of very hungry, plump cows, bells a-ringing, singing their own monochromatic tunes…
There is so much peacefulness in wide-open space where the breeze is free and the light is unhindered. It is so easy to slip away into thoughts that are flitting, sweet for your soul, and somehow they’re not really your own. They belong to the land and the sky and they sweep you away up into them.
That got quite abstract…. but I hope you know what I’m talking about because I hope to goodness you’ve felt it before!
I wanted to paint a horizontal painting (I mean wide instead of tall) because I really wanted to play with the lushness and fertility of the grass.
I adore skies and clouds (obviously….), and I’m super happy with the way they evolved in this painting, but the field and I battled it out several times; we loved each other, hated each other, then decided to work together to show you all how lovely a field can be (this was about midnight, BTW. Stubborn field.) I am so pleased with the peace and grandeur in this painting.
“Finding the Breeze” 18×24 oil on canvas. This painting will be in my shop in just a few moments (noon, est). $200 (instead of $400) as a part of my #EmilyJeffordsArtCelebration event!
TWO more paintings left in this short painting-a-day collection! Stay tuned! More exciting things coming next week!