Watching a lake’s peacefulness, stillness, reflections, energy and beauty during the spring, summer, fall and winter have been inspirations over the last few years. I usually pick one scene on the lake such as the sun’s light hitting the variegated green leaves of a pickerelweed and then bouncing onto the head of their purple blue flowers and finally floats aimlessly down towards the surrounding water. In my mind I try to capture that moment in time and that image will become an idea for one of my paintings.
The artistic process is not stagnant but full of surprises so rarely do I confine myself to a preparatory drawing or photographs taken at the various locations because another direction could take place when seeing the coloured wax spontaneously move across the surface or an unusual connection between an organic line, dot and circle found in a flower or a blade of grass. Then, the addition of a line next to a hard-edged painted curved line within the water’s edge can also take me on another path. Spontaneity by letting the creative process flow and then intuitively responding to the details from my surroundings are what I cherish about the artistic process.