After having such a great trip to Colorado; spending time with my old college room mate Tracy DuCharme, having two fun acrylic ink painting workshops and seeing so much natural beauty, I came back really wanting to paint. I decided to ignore the computer as much as possible for a solid week and a half and focus on producing work, so now I have a lot of catching up to do on the blog.
I’ll post about my recent work really soon, but first I want to share a few photos from my trip that filled me with the urge to create.
I spent my first 5 days near Colorado Springs with Tracy getting acclimated to the altitude, catching up on the last 10 years since we last saw each other and going on hikes to amazing spots like Garden of the Gods
I feel inspired by nature, but I often don’t want to literally reproduce the images, maybe it’s the shape or color of a plant or flower, the beauty of an animal or there’s something in the essence of a photo- the quality of light, the way the shadows fall on a hillside… and I can also be inspired by a palette of colors on a lichen covered rock.
It was pretty cool to see The Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for Steven King’s The Shining!