This is a small study for a larger painting I plan on doing. I wasn't really sure how I was going to paint a magnolia tree. I was asked to paint the tree as a commission so I decided to paint it small first to work out the composition and how I was going to go about it. I think I like it, but I am still not sure. I want to keep it loose without to much detail. I really am striving for a feeling.
Simplicity. I am trying to find simplicity in my life and my work. I have finally cleared my cluttered life enough to slip a painting in! I haven't painted for over a year now and it really effected my balance. I thought this would be a great first painting.
The painting is a view of Lake Huron from the back deck at the house of my friend who lives in Pinconning Michigan. Yes, the home of Pinconning cheese! A girls weekend is held there at least once a year and we bask in the views, dine on wonderful cheese while enjoying a cocktail or two or three or....
This represents the simplicity, peace and tranquility I hope I can find in my life.