Awe of the Eve

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I often paint intuitively, letting the canvas tell me where it’s heading. Awe of the Eve started as a dramatic evening sky with silver-lined clouds of pinks, lavenders, and blues that developed into a peaceful landscape including pines and Aspen trees. The Great Lakes were in the back of my mind as I painted this, knowing of the many coves and inlets of our northern lakes’ region. In the end, bald eagles were included to examine the awe of the evening sky.

As part of my gemstone series, this 4’x9′ triptych painting incorporates various gemstones including Swarovski crystals for stars, large chunk mica, Petoskey stone, peridot, abalone, pink opal, obsidian and finely chipped flint. The natural elements combined with textural acrylics create a dynamic scene that changes as your posture and perspective vary; similar to life, our views can change as we change.

Currently on exhibit at the Courtyard Marriott, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and available for purchase through the ArtPrize gallery system. $15,000