The six sisters of the outlook
Sometimes when I am painting, i imagine what it would be like if I was there. Smelling the sea breeze and feeling the salt on the air brush against my skin. Outlook is the scene I hope for when visiting an ocean stretch along the western coast of Washington. I wanted to capture two elements of nature that bring me an endless amount of joy: the ocean and trees. I created the six sister trees sitting along the cove, casting their shadows along the outlook. They show the strength and determination of nature, even growing on the edge of a cliff. I showed them thinning out to show how far away from the majority of the forest they are.
Practice makes perfect
As I work on my skills to render a natural scene, I am reminded of the start I got working these bad boy pines into a believable tree. I really appreciate the layers these trees developed as I painted them and love the tones each tree takes on. Those tones really assist in the realistic look of the trees. I must admit that I really enjoy painting trees. The way they flow out of my brush is a simply wonderful feeling. Outlook was a great way for me to imply a cliff to my audience. My perspective on where I am at when painting these pieces is getting better with each piece I create. I feel Outlook really shows the development of my skills overtime.
I hope Outlook inspires a sense of the northwest coast of Washington state. My goal was to bring a piece of the coast as well as my two loves to you. A way to strike the senses with a blustery view without actually being there. It would be a great asset for a home stager to have art on the walls and bring comfort to the staged home. No matter what environment you choose to place Outlook in, it should surely change your outlook on life and art.