Spring abound

80 degree weather last week and yesterday is just the beginning of what is to come. Spring is my favorite time. When everything is blooming in front of us. It goes so fast, so making sure we pause and take time to see the changes are so important.

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I took the time to visit Two Light State Park (Maine) on an amazing spring day that felt like summer.  Found a spot down in the rocks that was smooth and could get my L.L.Bean portable chair out for testing.

 Don't forget a large Hydroflask to keep hydraded with cold water and the LLBean TriPod Quick Chair

Don't forget a large Hydroflask to keep hydraded with cold water and the LLBean TriPod Quick Chair

I love the rocks in this area. The rocks look like fortified wood and have so many interesting angles and positions.

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Worked on this piece with three pieces of wood that I put together on my easel. As I worked through placing shape and color as I saw it, after about an hour of time I said to myself what is this? I was so entrenched in the many shapes and colors surrounding me, but when I looked at my canvas I couldn’t see anything.

Frustrated and irritated I told myself “step back lasdin, step back”. I got up stretched and looked at another view. I turned back around at my piece and BOOM! There it is, there are the shapes and shadows! It had been on my canvas all along, but I couldn’t see it because I was too close.

 this was the moment I needed to step back. I wasn’t seeing this piece come together until I stepped back.

this was the moment I needed to step back. I wasn’t seeing this piece come together until I stepped back.

The process of painting always ties back to living through life.  We can be so caught up in our day to day, our issues and problems in front of us. But when we take a moment to STEP BACK nd see our situation from a distance greatness can arise.

ell friends, this woman found greatness and continued to work on my canvas for another hour to define and pull forward that greatness. 

So remember to take the time to step back and watch Mother Nature create her greatness throughout Spring. Embrace time.

Also, continue to follow me to other state parks this year because this girl has a state park pass!!!

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Two Lights

Acrylic on Wood

16"x20" (3 Pieces 3"x12")