There's a ravine I often drive through on my way to town. Locals call it the "snake pit" because the road is so windy, and while it's a little scary in the winter, I love to drive it because the view is so enjoyable. A gurgling creek, evergreen trees, sharp angled banks and a trestle bridge - so much inspiration for an artist! In the fall while driving through, I was struck by the colours of the foliage against the cliff-like banks, and for the first time, painted this almost-daily view.
An artist would be impoverished indeed if she couldn't find inspiration close to home, and I am passionate about never allowing this to be the case.