Deviate from the Route

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As I explored Mount Seymour for views to paint this spring, I often went off the trails to get a better angle of the sun coming through the trees. Sometimes I am surrounded by branches and brush just like in this painting. You can quickly tell I am off the trail. Here I tried to capture the gorgeous morning sun and shadows through the various gnarly branches. 

 

This painting is part of the 'Time to Explore' collection released in June 2022.

 

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
18" x 24"

 

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