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Sunrise over Smoky Mountains

20.00"W x 16.00"H x 0.5"D

$250 (Shipping Included)

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Laura Woford

LITTLE ROCK, AR

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: sun, rays, smoky, sunrise, realism, impressionistic, skyscape, landscape, yellow, purple, rose, green, meadow, mountains, glow, energy, hope

Media: watercolor

Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.5"D

Year Created: 2018

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Waking up early is so worth it! The sun is so bright no coffee is needed. The energy to go cook breakfast came from taking in the view. It had to be painted. The rays of the sun reach into your heart warming you and bringing clarity to your thoughts. The intensity of the sun changes the clouds' colors, leaving those farthest away from it in their deep tones of purples.

As a lifetime artist, my gift has carried me through doldrums, heartbreak, joy and celebration. As I have returned to doing art everyday, my soul is being strengthened and healed of wounds and vices. With gratitude for the opportunity to give the gift of healing and joy, I offer my original pieces to you. My undergraduate degree is in art from the University of Southern Indiana. From 5th to 9th grades, I studied watercolor with Judy Wengrovitz, an amazing teacher and artist. My style is influenced by my favorite artists: Whistler, Winslow Homer, Sargent, Monet, El Greco, Sorolla, and many others. Ideas come to me as I see places or as visions when I am praying. I create sketches and notes and import photos to use as idea bases using an app called Notability. Then I get to work. Usually music of praise or the rosary is on in the background, but I find that I do not directly hear them. In addition, time is suspended. Timers remind me to eat or to stop at a certain time to fulfill obligations. Painting is a time to commune with another reality.

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