John Briggs, an expert on the subject of creativity, wrote in his book Fire In The Crucible -
"Probably from time to time nearly everyone has felt the rise of their unique vision into awareness - as nuances, as uncanny moments, as a fleetingly strong sense that a mix of different contours and feelings one has about the world must somehow go together. These instants of vision are extremely tacit. They are sensations we have no words or forms for and which other people don't seem to experience, or at least don't experience in quite the way we do."
I like to call this an aha moment and I had one of these recently at the Metolius River in Central Oregon. A early evening thunderstorm had just rolled through and left some wispy patches of fog hugging the water on the river. Noticing this I went for a hike along the river to observe this unique weather and came upon this flyfisherman. The evening light, the fog, the woods and the water all fit together perfectly. It was an aha moment!
This painting will be available during the Fall Classics Show through Ponderosa Art Gallery in Hamilton, MT from August 15th - September 13th. For more information you can call 406-375-1212.