Sunday, April 24, 2011
I've been silent for the last week because we went on a family trip. We flew cross country to California.....visited Legoland....Joshua Tree National Park....the Grand Canyon....the Hoover Dam...ended in Las Vegas. Lots of driving, amazing scenery, and three very exhausted kids (and parents, too!).
Since I was not prepared enough to have some work ready ahead of time like many daily painters do, I haven't been able to post. You may get a few more photographs from our trip (like the one above) while I get back into the swing of things. Since it was a family trip, my paints stayed home - but I hope someday to revisit some of the same areas primarily to paint.
I am so overwhelmed by all the beauty we saw. The Grand Canyon was, of course, amazing. But I was truly stunned by the beauty of the Joshua Tree area. It is going to take my brain a while to process it all. I have a million different scenes that I want to paint, but I feel overwhelmed by trying to portray what I saw in a way that will do it justice. It may be a while before I feel ready to try.
I'm looking forward to getting back into the paint in some form tomorrow - a whole week without painting is torture! Thank you for your patience.