One of my favorite things to do in the mountains is to walk along the river and sketch or photograph images to use in paintings. I definitely utilize artistic license when I paint the pieces inspired by the scenery, but love to capture that magical feeling of being in the Rockies. Because I usually spend my time in the mountains with my husband, I wanted to add two canoes to the painting to represent those special times that partners spend together. The spray painted patterns represent creating a home in a cozy mountain cabin while playing homage to the graffiti culture in the present time and also symbolize light filtering through clouds and evergreen branches. This was such a pleasure to create.
AIRdirondack Art Project