Artwork

August Monsoon

August Monsoon

The weather has begun to warm up here in the Southwestern United States.  Hot days are ahead and it has me thinking about summer thunderstorms.  You can see them roll in from a distance; the sky goes grey and dark.  When it happens at sunset, amazing colors light up the sky.  Monsoon season is the only thing I like about our hot summers, a brief respite from the hot sun.

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Wildflowers, A New Whimsy Artwork

Wildflowers, A New Whimsy Artwork

I have been busy in the studio lately, playing with lots of color.  Exploration has been my main focus, but sooner or later, whimsy always returns.  In this piece, I began by layering the background with lots of vibrant pinks, oranges, and yellows. I really had no direction until I let it rest for a couple of days.  Working in this way has been very therapeutic for me.  I just let my intuition lead the way.

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