Think Summer

We are always thinking about summer on Whidbey Island!

We are always thinking about summer on Whidbey Island!

Vibrant Whidbey Island summer Dahlias are always an inspiration.

Vibrant Whidbey Island summer Dahlias are always an inspiration.

'Tis the season to grab a hot tea (or toddy), cozy up on the couch with something warm and fuzzy, and reflect on the memories of summer. If you need a little inspiration to get those memories flowing, head on over to the gallery page to see my latest series, Forever Summer. This vibrant body of work is a tribute to summer; past, present and future.  Imagine the juxtaposition of cool tranquil waters and warm spicy sunsets, the stunning color of Whidbey Island summer Dahlias, and the abundance of light that creates long lazy summer days. These paintings will invite you to step out of your current climate and bask in the color of summer.

Each painting was created using extremely thin transparent layers of fluid acrylic over a textured white ground. The layers were spontaneous, and quite often if they didn't "feel" quite right, they were wiped off and redone, or lightly sanded with steel wool to enhance the texture. Eventually spontaneity gave way to editing and purposeful decision, yielding paintings that glow with luminous color and rich texture.

So, wherever you are on this blustery November day, think summer and enjoy these paintings!