It has been awhile since I've been able to work on a larger canvas from start to finish and this piece was such a pleasure. Recently, after one of our trips to the Rocky Mountains, I sketched a flying raven (they were quite chatty while we there) and knew I wanted to add it to a canvas, just uncertain as to whether the painting would be large or small....and I thought it would overlap another image. But, while I was working on this canvas, I just knew I wanted to paint a large raven to be the focus of this painting. Lately I have been giving a lot of thought of the direction I would like my life to head. I know that I want to continue to paint, that is always forefront in my mind, but other than that I often question my choices. I love my work as the Arts & Culture Coordinator at our public library but sometimes it can be exhausting as much of my work consists of planning and executing events and programs. Not that I don't enjoy it, as I am an organizer at heart, but I do find it draining at times when I would rather be at home, painting and learning. And yet, there have been periods in my life when I have just focused on our home, family and art, and I missed being involved in the community. And thus, this painting seems to encapsulate my desire at the moment...and that is to find my way.
AIRdirondack Art Project