Friday, May 16, 2014

Wide Open Air

'Wide Open Air'
24" x 12"
oil on gessoboard

A change of pace this week -- working much larger and trying to 'think big' again! It was a fun challenge, and I think I shall finally declare this complete. The scene is the sun setting just outside our little town, where the flat, marshy dikelands sprawl between the hills and ridges that contain the mighty Columbia River, just an hour upstream from where she joins the Pacific. When I see hints of skies like this through the trees, I zip out there to soak it all in. :) 

This painting will be part of the Spring Auction at my boys' elementary school, and I've chosen the image and title as my interpretation of the auction's theme, Dr. Suess', "Oh, The Places You'll Go!"

"It's opener there
in the wide, open, air."

This auction is organized by the teaching staff, and we're so grateful to be part of a school where the teachers and parents go the extra mile. Last year was the first of these auctions and I was blown away by all the work put into it -- really, really great. I love our school!

I've been posting some progress shots on Facebook and Instagram (user name norabergman), and I've shared them below. 
I'd love to have you follow me either place, -- every so often I'll post paintings in-progress, or you can see what boring things my boys and I are up to. ;)





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