Look at everything as though you are seeing it for the first time, with eyes of a child, fresh with wonder.
~ Joseph Cornell
Ah, if only it were so easy. Our eyes are clouded with life experiences and knowledge we don’t want to let go of.
On that note, I want to add an addendum to the painting that is now with the Paint America Top 100 show. I always thought “High, Wide and Lonesome” was the epitome of the perfect title for a painting depicting Colorado. The painting had that title from its inception, which is rare for me. Titles of Paintings are the bane of my existence. NOT creative in that department at all. “High, Wide and Lonesome” is the title of a book I read back in my youth about growing up as a homesteader on the plains of Colorado. I read this book way before I ever thought I would be living in Colorado.