In spite of the lack of color on my walks this time of year, I am still in awe of the Great Artist - the Creator. I love the patterns that I see everywhere. As an abstract painter, I often consider which kind of shape will express any particular concept, and I find my imagination a bit weak. I can think of the geometric shapes I learned in kindergarten, and the shapes of leaves and animal footprints. But I am so inspired when I see all of the shapes and patterns in creation.
I stopped on my walk to record the beautiful and surprising shapes that could be seen in the decaying trees. I found it so stimulating to see shape, line, value, and texture in these otherwise unexciting objects.
Here is a verse that comes to my mind. Psalm 24:1 (NASB) The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains,
The world, and those who dwell in it.
11" x 14" acrylic on watercolor paper