Joyful selected for the 2015 Hidden in the Hills Open Studio Tour. Among the desert flowers, Prickly Pear blooms remain a favorite, especially the Santa Rita variety with purple, green pads and brilliant yellow flowers. In sharing this with a wonderful friend, I learned that she had a variety that bloomed red! Now this I had not seen before. I knew I had to come back and experience them in all their glory. She called a couple weeks later that it was time and off I went. WOW, such beauty! No wonder red and green are complementary colors by divine design.
Don’t flowers just make you want to smile? They make me smile and want to slow down and appreciate every nuance. Such a gift this was, I couldn’t wait to start painting. Look at them from all angles next time, you never know what you might see, what most catches your eye when you change your perspective.
Upon completing the painting I wasn’t sure what to title it…then decided on how I felt while painting. There are times when painting everything seems to fall in line, joy fills my heart and continues to expand. I feel like I am painting in the Spirit and everything else just washes away but the painting evolving before me. It is such an incredible feeling and one so hard to describe.
This is why I paint; what draws me so, the drive and the desire to share these moments with YOU. It doesn’t happen all the time, yet I am thankful when it does and hope for this more often as I progress as a painter and storyteller.
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