|To the Sun and Back/ 12x12"/Oil on cradled hardboard|
What do plein air painters do when the weather is forbidding and we can't go outdoors?
For me the answer is to paint something else, from another series, and from another part of my brain.
The latest painting betrays my former life as an illustrator for children's textbooks. I took advantage of a rainy day to paint something for the kid in all of us.
To the Sun and Back was a labor of joy, inspired by a special boy in my life.
I have to paint what's on my mind and in my heart, you know. So do you.