Scenic Vista RoadPaul Lewing
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
18 " h x 36 " w x .75 " d |1 lbs. 12 oz.
"Just south of Walla Walla, Washington, the Palouse Hills meet the Blue Mountains," explains Paul. "Searching the map for places to cruise around looking for images, I couldn't pass up a road called Scenic Vista Road. Sure enough, it's a beauty." A winding rural road gives way to undulating hills in luminous greens, yellows, purple and browns. Paul framed the scene with the tree in the foreground and offers perspective with the farmhouses in the valley.
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.