This painting depicts the change of season in a cold room after a cold winter. I painted it at a time when I did not know what was next, just that I would be going soon. I completed it over a year later when my life was warm, full, and exciting. It’s nice to not always finish things. The color palette was a reflection of the rainy day the painting was started. The bare trees and dead hydrangeas in the garden stood out brilliantly against a gray misty sky.
I find that almost half of what I make will stay in the in-between because I often start the piece by asking a question. I love the layer of depth that comes from finishing the piece when you might know some of the answer.