Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

48″ wide x 30″ tall

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As the earth awakens with the first hints of Spring, the flowers burst into bloom releasing their fragrance as they sway in the breeze and absorb the April rains.  I began this painting with a general idea and then using a brush, I created my basic composition.   At that point the palette knife comes out and with the addition of multiple layers, the painting comes alive.  The stately aspen trees are created with modeling paste and contoured with layers of value so that they have an almost 3D effect.  The stream with its reflections is the focal point and invites you into this world to stroll about, lean against a tree and just breathe.  Imagine seeing this every day in your home of office.