I really appreciate the thought all of you put into naming and colours for this line. Because I am a visual person, words don't come easily when it comes to describing my own work. It's hard to step away and I do get quite fixated on particular colours. It is interesting that the tidal theme came up so often. Part of the inspiration for this work comes from fossils that lived in shallow waters. This work is a bridge between my coastal life and my new life here on top of a prehistoric inland sea. Although, my interpretation pretty liberal.
Lynn, it is interesting that you would mention desert landscapes now that I've moved to a semi-arid landscape. One of my favourite things here is the desert, especially around Big Bend and the Guadelupe Mountains. I am fascinated by how this so so dry climate can be home to the largest exposed fossil coral reef in the world. Perhaps my new home has more influence on my design than I can see.
I have a lot to think about here and many colours to explore. So I'm off to my studio which I think may now be warm enough to go out to. Here's a photo of how my perfect yesterday ended. ...the biggest hail storm in a decade. They say everything is bigger in Texas. Well that is certainly true of the weather out here in West Texas. Nothing by halves here. No gentle rain, no mist, just huge heavy down pours. That is the hail piled on my deck about 15 minutes into an hour's worth of storm and intermitent hail.