The painting, "Above The White Cloud", was inspired by merging a series of photographs that James and I had taken while hiking along Skinner's Bluff in Wiarton, Ontario. Along the cliff edge, you constantly are rewarded with breath taking views of White Cloud Island, residing in Georgian Bay.
I have never painted anything as larger as this piece before - 3 x 6 feet!!! And at times, I know I felt at a loss as how to continue and that it was just going on and on (and on). But finally I finished it, varnished / protected it, stepped back and thought - wow! I actually pulled this one off! I was very happy to get my studio "back" - working on this piece took up a lot of room in it, and there were other projects that just could not be worked on.
The final challenge was photographing it - as we had to use the spot were Chewie usually sits - he kept on bringing his bone back in front of the painting. It took many shots to get pictures without him running into the frame. Until finally, I just took a picture with him :)
This painting took many, many layers of paint - but it was all worth it!
It's new home is a reception area at the hospital - Yea! My first publicly displayed art! And so, while I had to let it go, I still get to see it every day :)