I have heard that one of the definitions of an artist is that we see things differently. I like this. I find that in general conversation I will point out the purples and pinks and lavenders of a hillside, say, and my listeners will stare blankly back at me:
"Isn't it all green?"
And then I paint it, and they see that yes, indeed, there are pinks and oranges in the oddest places. So it is with Golden Sea, a vista on the Puget Sound in Washington State. Generally, when you say Puget Sound, people think "grey and blue," but on a golden sunset evening, the oranges emerge, the pinks shout, the lilacs murmur, with the result that you are in the midst of emotional color that bathes the senses and the eyes.
Golden Sea, (original oil painting, 20 x 24 available through Steve Henderson Fine Art) is also available as a framed miniature study and will shortly be added to our collection of signed, limited edition prints. A companion piece is solidly embedded in my mind right now, and will within the month make its way onto the canvas on the easel.