Water, Skies, and Natural Landscapes from Oregon, Washington, and travels.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
River Home 12 x 9
I was sitting on the back porch meditating, when a bee came, crashed into my head, bounced off, and flew away. It occurred to me that we really depend a lot on bees. We depend on them to avoid running into us, to navigate with skill and agility. It's never much of a surprise when one of their less intelligent cousins, the gnats or mosquitos say, gets stuck in our eye, or inhaled during a downhill bicycle run. But I've never before had a collision with a bee.
As a plein air painter, I spend many contented hours sitting in some inspiring spot with the sights and sounds of the outdoors, capturing my impressions of light and color. Back in the studio, these works expand, recreating a particular place in a special moment.
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