Above DaytonPaul Lewing
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
18 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |2 lbs. 12 oz.
Dayton, Washington is in the beautiful Palouse Hills, an area of rolling hills mostly raising wheat, at the foot of the Blue Mountains. Late afternoon in the fall, time to head down into town. This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the edge are painted Payne's Grey.
Paul is a lifelong artist, though not always a practicing painter. The bulk of his professional career was spent in ceramics. Paul has now returned to his brushes. “It's been a circle for me. Painting was my first love,” says the artist. His current work is focused on highlighting the natural beauty of the surrounding world, and Paul finds inspiration in firsthand experiences, not photographs. When he goes for hikes or nature walks, he immerses himself in the environment–the sounds, the temperature, the smells, the weather–and translates these elements into a painting back in his studio. Paul’s delicate depiction of light, color, and reflection all contribute to the meditative quality of his landscapes.