Caroline Henry Art Blog
A row of white houses with flat black roofs line a cliff. The slopes above them are forested and across a misty distance rise blue topped hills. Left to the viewers imagination is whether they look down upon a valley, the sea, or a lake. The opening for the image is 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches. The frame is 8.5 X 10.5 inches. It was a challenge photographing this one for the internet, because the reflective glass covers the entire frame and I really wanted viewers to see it in the frame which does so much to complement the rooftops and the many shades of green. (See the Small Works gallery in my studio pages.)
I like the peacefulness of this scene. I can easily imagine one of those houses as a place for meditation and renewal. Art can serve many purposes, including as a place to heal the soul and quiet the mind. I often find this quality in Chinese art, and I think I see a definite Asian influence in this painting although not as a conscious part of the creative process.