This is a highly personal painting of my childhood memories of being out in nature. Although not brought up to be religious or to have a doctrinal view of God, I regularly got this awesome sense of immensity, and light filled perspective from nature. It gave me invaluable underpinnings in spirituality, and an understanding of the dreamlike aspect of what most people consider as reality.
I feel very fortunate to have had this upbringing, and wish it for more children, although I feel it is getting only more rare. Hence I felt this childhood experience was important to paint and share, not only because it explains a lot about my early engagement with the world, but also encapsulates my hopes for other innocent hearts going forth and exploring their natural environment.
You can see the entire large (24″x36″) abstract pastel painting above, and close-up details of it below. The original is for sale; contact me if you are interested. You can also obtain prints, cards, or merchandise of it here in my gallery.
Does this painting resonate with you too, or am I alone in the profound memories this image evokes?