“You Carried Me” page 97, “Not Far from Home”
The inspiration for this painting arose on many levels. From a technical perspective, it was the opalescent nature of the light that drew me in and presented the challenges that sustained my drive throughout the work. Through my years of standing before a landscape bathed in light and studying great paintings depicting this light quality, I have noticed that every square inch of the canvas needs to include the full spectrum of light and color. Note these detail shots that incorporate the influence of all the primary colors. This particular sun-bathed scene exemplifies the point with its rich blues reflecting and bouncing throughout, however, it is my objective to capture this in each of my paintings, no matter the temperature or strength of the light. The process of looking for and rendering this opalescent light quality is taught in detail in our video presentation, “The Beginning of Autumn”.
From a philosophical or emotional inspiration, the theme of “being carried” is one I surely need through the journey of this life . I cling to this promise…
“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”
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