Yucca and Milkweed in January
This still life blends technically accurate realism with a twist. I place still life objects on a mirror, then put the mirror outdoors. Playful and puzzling, it is realism, influenced by modernism.
This painting was inspired by a snowshoeing adventure at Bear Creek Lake State Park, where wildlife find solace, and mountain bikers and horseback riders trade the city for the open meadows. My heritage includes silversmiths and I have been intrigued by the refracted reflections of silver all my life. Here, it reflects the landscape around it and the mirror turns the cottonwoods upside down. I took several high resolution photos of this space while snowshoeing in January. I carried a large mirror and a silver vase as I hiked and gathered the yucca and milkweed seedpods, both native to Colorado. Completed in the studio, this painting took more than 80 hours from composition to final details.
$285 Giclee on canvas
Limited Edition of 50
Original Acrylic/canvas 30x24"