Time to Explore
This painting is titled after the collection "Time to Explore".
I was hiking with my son (when he was almost 2) when I happened on this view. Our total hike was less than a kilometer but we visited a waterfall, threw rocks into a river and sat on a log. My son also read the sign (that had an image of a fish) and told me there were sharks!!
We explored this small area of the mountain and had so much fun. My son's first comment as we got into the trails was "Mommy's paintings!" as he pointed to the trees. He also said hello to many of the trees individually. Often I am hiking or biking to get distance and exercise in, it was a lovely evening exploring and enjoying a small part of the trails.
I hope this painting makes you explore the details in the trails too.
Time to Explore collection is a reminder to you to make time to explore nature. More than making just enough time to park at the trail head, start your Strava app and race through a planned route. But time to spend a moment exploring, looking, deviating from the route and taking it in.
"Our encounters with nature can be poignant because they remind us that nature is something we are always meaning to get more interested in, but rarely get around to attending to." ~ Alain de Botton in the book Art as Therapy
Details about this painting
This painting is acrylic paint on canvas. The canvas is gallery wrapped (1.5" thick) and I continue the painting around the edges (as shown in the photo). It can be hung on a wall with or without a frame. The painting is signed in paint on the front "JHastie" and signed and dated on the back. The painting comes with hanging wire and hardware. I varnish with gloss varnish.
Joanne Hastie original 2022
Acrylic on Canvas
14" x 18"
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