Size: 24"W x 30"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2013
Midnight's Bliss was painted for my love of aspen trees and the mountains in general. I live in Colorado. Aspen paintings and pictures reside in nearly all homes. I got kinda sick of seeing so many of them that were exactly the same, so I decided to paint my view of an aspen grove. Aspen trees at midnight, more of an abstract surreal view of the oh so typical aspen photo or painting.
I stumbled into painting some would say late in life, yet I had always searched for a positive way to express myself, however fleeting. Painting rapidly became an obsession as I soon realized that what I had been looking for wasn’t at all what I was expecting. This creative means of expression didn’t have to be beautiful and it certainly didn’t have to make sense. It was most often spontaneous, surreal, and subconscious. This style of painting as I now understand it has been vividly explored and technically termed as Abstract Expressionism. However, painting in the moment is whatever I need it to be, regardless of the term. I do not feel the need to follow any artistic rules or format as this would cross grain dramatically with what I am trying to accomplish with my art.