This was a beautiful spot I came across while walking a path in the Tetons. I waited quietly to see if any wildlife would appear, but no luck. It would have been a lovely place to spend the day. But I had to move on.
I do apologize for not posting to this blog in so many months. But just because I haven't been posting does not mean I haven't been painting. I have!! Lately I have been painting from photos and sketches I made from a family trip a year ago to The Tetons and Yellowstone. There is a wealth of material there, for sure. We rented a house near Victor, Idaho that backed up to a national forest. This path was just steps away from the house and we took many walks and hikes in the area.
This was not actually meant to be a true representational painting!! Rather, it just evolved in my studio one day and I really liked it. Those could be bluebonnets in the foreground - or not! I am more concerned with the colors and their combinations. And I think these work pretty well.
The sunlight breaking through the forest made some beautiful patterns on the foot path. This was up in the Tetons last summer when I was on vacation with my family. Such a beautiful place!! I put this in an art show and it sold immediately. I plan to paint a bigger version of this soon. The colors look washed out in this image, but in reality they are not.
I pass this little place every day and am always inspired to paint it again and again. It looked especially "paintable" this spring when all the yellow wildflowers were in bloom and leading a path up to it. I have never been able to tell if someone lives there or if it is just a weekend getaway. Someday maybe I will gather up enough courage to just knock on the door and find out.