Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Arizona Dreams

Well - back to the Mary Todd Beam book, Celebrate Your Creative Self.  Today I worked with the compositional format "strata."  The source of this painting comes from my memories of Lake Mead with the sun shining on the cliffs and intensifying the browns, oranges and golds in the rocks - contrasting against the blue, blue intensity of Lake Mead.  Although I visited Lake Mead, my first vision of it came as my plane banked over the lake the morning of my arrival as we prepared to land in Las Vegas - the morning sun lighting the cliffs and making the water all that much bluer.  It was stunning!  This painting is done in acrylic and is painted on a chip of mat board 12" x 6".  It is abstract, and from my imagination - we all know that I didn't see cliff dwellers at Hoover Dam!  :)

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