I look at the Sun, the water, the trees, the air surrounding us, my heart is immediately filled with gratitude about the gifts that Mother Nature offers us every day. Look at this painting and you will see the life force of water, sunshine and the atmosphere that sustains us everyday. I see the cascading beauty of waterfalls, the brilliant sunshine, and the bounty of Mother Nature.
"If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere." - Vincent Van Gogh
I get my inspiration from Nature. The turquoise blue waters of Cuba were a delightful sight. I loved looking at the blue waters. Somehow that memory stayed in my subconscious when I was painting this piece. It just emerged as I was painting without any reference photos. The warm sunny days and blue waters just emerged effortlessly aand even surprised me when I stepped back and looked at the painting.
I find the natural beauty that surrounds us is the best gift Mother Nature gives us. She doesn't discriminate. She gives and gives regardless of the receiver. A small child, a bird, a plant, an animal, a human being - all are welcome to play in the garden of Mother Nature. It's timeless beauty changes but never loses its charm.
Medium: Lino cut on Lenox acid free paper
Image size: 12"x12", Paper size: 15"X15.75", Framed: 20"X20"
This black and white print is a part of the series, "Lessons Learned from Six-year Olds". Each piece is hand-printed by the artist. A portion of the money from the sale of this print is donated to mental health.
Knowing where one wants to go, setting the goal and focusing on it are important in order to succeed. If one can eliminate distractions and stay focused on a single goal, success is not hard to attain. Sometimes it takes a young six-year old to remind us of this. It is based on a true story.
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