Kamloops Undergrowth

Kamloops undergrowth painting (acrylic on canvas)

Kamloops Undergrowth painting (acrylic on canvas)

There is little that grounds me more than to lie flat on my stomach amongst a bed of lush undergrowth. With dirt beneath my nails, grasses tickling my cheeks and a wealth of curious insects exploring my person, I enjoy – ever so immensely – the disconnect it provides from life’s somber distractions.

It’s a romantic pastime, until the red ants find their way into my shorts.

I worked on a farm this autumn in Kamloops, British Columbia. Buttercups were never far from view, and, after taking several shots through the weeds, I took to my canvas.

19 thoughts on “Kamloops Undergrowth

  1. Me too! I love sitting right down in the garden or lying in the grass between the rows of grapes and watching the busy, tiny world there. This is a fabulous painting. Thanks for sharing it. (Especially warming in the snowy landscape of February) 🙂

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  2. As much as I would like to say something poetic about the beautiful painting, I can’t quite shift my voice to seriousness because I am too busy giggling (still) at the thought of ‘ants in your pants’. Ok, my straight face is back on. Love the painting and relate to the idea of grounding to the ground and connecting by disconnecting. Riki 🙂

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