Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Forest Memory

Every once in a while, a painting just comes through me with a will of its own. This exhilarating experience is all too rare but so much fun when it happens. I just banged this out, free of all planning or concern! I`ve been aimless in my studio and I needed a success. I like to have a plan, a series in process preferably, but I`ve been hesitant to begin new projects because I`m taking my dream trip to Kauai in a couple of weeks. We are going to the wettest part and I have a feeling, that rainforest with the beautiful sea beside it, will shake my world. All my life I`ve wanted to see a tropical forest. In 1985, I thought my chance had come with a trip to the Yucatan. The forests were there alright, about 8 feet tall, blanketing the flat landscape like a cornfield. Not what I had hoped for.
I have rain gear and new trail shoes and I`m ready for the Na Pali coast.
watermedia on Yupo 12"x26"


Ruth Armitage said...

Love this one! And it's a horizontal!
Bon Voyage, with visions of rain-forests dancing in my head!

Maureen said...

Have a marvelous trip! A friend of mine is there now. May it be inspiring.

Lorna Cahall said...

Have a great time. The beauty of that place is so powerful. My son Sean chanted a wonderful tale of Pele coming to visit her sister on the beach at the entrance to the trail. Every inch is storied.

Melody Cleary said...

Isn't it wonderful when that happens? No struggle! Here's to much inspiration on the island :-)

Jo Reimer said...

Beautiful. I'm anxious to see what comes from Kauai.