Sometimes one works on a painting for so long that one may lose faith in the painting. This was sitting on my easel while I worked on various domestic projects, and I studied it daily. I determined that the composition and back-lighting were both strong, and that the painting did indeed have valuable merits.
I've learned to trust that my instincts and confidence in my abilities would result in what I wanted to express. I knew that slowly building up the paint, colours, and contrasts, would bring me to the desired result. Patience does pay off.
While the subject matter is on the Kettle Valley Trail south of Kelowna, BC, it could easily be an embankment anywhere in North America, if not a mountainous region anywhere in the world. It is rich with earth and air which is almost tactile with smell and crisp air. I hope you enjoy Embankment.