Paintings take on lives of their own. Artists do have some control, but never as much as they'd like. This started as a beautiful view of a thin edge of fire atop a distant mountain, based on memories and photos of a trip to western Canada two years ago. But because I was experimenting with achieving hard edges on raw canvas (which is usually more atmospheric), it became more stylized, more abstract, and ultimately ... Blue Ridge.
2020 Acrylic on raw canvas Size: 16" x 22"