My wonderful friend, Jessie, woke me up at 7am one morning to do a fun shoot in one of my favorite parks, Washington Park, in Denver. As the sun rose on the lake and the geese swam circles around their little babies, it was the perfect morning to paint a simple impressionistic rendering of iconic lake. Live paintings are really just connecting the world around me, with the canvas in front of me. Painting constantly teaches me to pay attention to the ordinary – there is magic right before our eyes, it just takes awareness to see the extraordinary. Notice the soft transition of colors during a sunrise or sunset, the sweet intricacy of flower petals, the way light dances through water... look for it.
See Jessie's website here: http://jessienicholephotography.com/