Tuesday, December 21, 2010

In the Studio: "Nocturnal" coping with an Alaskan winter

Nocturnal 2010
(from Meditation Forest series by Sue Dranchak)

15"x30" acrylic on canvas $1450
for more information about this painting contact
Well St. Art Company, Fairbanks, Alaska

"The extreme cold and the darkness were powerful influences over my mood and my energy. To cope with this environment I developed a daily ritual of walking through the woods during the cold, dark winter nights. The physical excercise and fresh air were energizing and uplifitng. It was good for my mental health to get out of the cabin and embrace my surroundings. I was often alone but instead of dwelling on it I was able to focus on the beauty of the scenery that surrounded me. I found peace and joy in the simplicity of my surroundings and comfort in the company of the forest". -Sue Dranchak

 view more paintings from Sue Dranchak's "Meditation Forest" series

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