|"Purple Mountains One," 8 x 10 watercolor, 140 lb. cold press paper|
|"Purple Mountains Two," 8 x 10 watercolor, 140 lb. cold press paper|
I started thinking about the song, America the Beautiful, specifically about the purple mountains and spacious skies calling to me to get outside, to once again be able to enjoy the natural beauty of our land. It's important that we not forget...in fact beauty intensifies in times of ugliness.
"O beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above thy fruited plain"
I had a hard time translating that into a painting that was not corny or trite, and after several tries, I came up with two visions, one more abstract. Which do you prefer?
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