Tuesday, January 26, 2010
In the Pines
This is another painting for my solo show at M Gallery of Fine Art in Sarasota, Fl opening February 5. At first glance, it may seem an odd subject for a show featuring Florida landscapes. But, Florida is (or was) home to some of the largest stands of pines in the South, and they loom large in some very particular memories from my childhood growing up there. As I've written before here, when I was a little girl, my passion was horses (and drawing horses). In the afternoons after school and on Saturdays, I'd ride out on my horse into woods filled with pines and blackjack oaks. At dusk, riding back to the barn, I'd watch the light flickering through the trees and the warm glow at the bottom of the sky.