The Magic Hour / 24x30 / acrylic on canvas
This painting is heading to its new home with Calgary Reads this week. As a lover of bookstores & libraries, I always feel so honoured when my work ends up in those inspiring places and this one will live in The Children's Reading Place in Inglewood.
It's been many years since I painted an interior scene. After more than 1000 paintings in a series titled 'Simple Pleasures' I didn't know that I would ever come back to it. And yet, I'm so grateful to complete a few commissions on this theme this summer. It's a bit like coming home.
The process of creating these is so meditative to me...a sketch, followed by the underpainting, and then the final layers of colour. And, of course, some reading in between each step. Two of my favourite things. 😊