I remember laying on the coulee hills behind my childhood home. I spent hours looking up at the sky counting the blues there. I have always been fascinated with the sky and still find inspiration for my paintings there.
In this painting, I wanted to build up the clouds with texture. Although clouds are ethereal and delicate, I wanted to juxtapose a tangible texture with them. This challenge of these opposing ideas is a metaphor in this painting for the forces that pull at us. Life and Death. Freedom and Safety. Joy and Sadness. Air Bound and EarthBound. A lot of my paintings are about those bigger questions.
I have prints of this painting also for sale on my website.