Keep Cool BasinPaul Lewing
Acrylic painting on Masonite board
Varnished and Ready to frame
Signed on front
20 " h x 16 " w x .2 " d |1 lbs. 7 oz.
Early morning in Keep Cool Basin, an alpine area near Mt. Baker, in Washington State. Still lots of snow in the basin in early August, and on Mt. Shuksan pictured here. A perfect day in a gorgeous spot.
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.