When I first painted this I had no idea where it would lead me except that I heard the title in my mind upon first glance. That magical evening in the studio was six weeks ago. We were having so much rain, I guess that was uppermost on my mind. Now we long for more rain. The end result of this piece surprises me, I seldom have such a minimal collage additions compared to other pieces. But it felt perfect to me.
I am happy to be showing this at the Horizon: Contemporary Landscape exhibit, at Community Arts Center, Danville, October 1 through November 14, opening reception 6 to 8 p.m on October 8. From 250 submitted works, 50 were accepted that best fit the contemporary landscape theme of the exhibition.
The earth feels feminine to me. Stepping back from this I noticed a reclining figure in profile, done in one stroke, untouched. In many indigenous traditions water is understood as coming from the west. This is very much a view towards a western horizon.