What is Art anyway?
That’s a subject that will get a discussion started. Art is in the eyes of the beholder. Art is what you make it out to be. In the world of contemporary or modern art, it can mean just about anything. I had quite a few art classes in college and have painted off and on for all the years since. I seem drawn to nature, wildlife, landscapes, atmospheric effects…you get the idea. As I get older, I am drawn to spend more time in the outdoors in a state of contemplation…Plein Air painting is just the thing for me these days. Watercolor, Oils, Acrylics, just depends on my mood that day and what best serves the subject. This painting is one I completed recently. The scene is one near the Boundary Waters area of Minnesota, just outside of Ely. Could have been an old portage between lakes. You can imagine the natives carrying their birch bark canoe through the shallow water on their way to a new lake that is bursting at the seams with giant fish. Northern Pike, Musky, Walleyes…the scent of pines and evergreens in the air. Wild Blueberries ripen along verdant shores. Yep, I am ready to spend more time in the north woods.