About Simple Pleasures: It’s incredible how the time of day or of the year can drastically change a view. Subtle shifts in light paint a different spectrum of colors across a landscape. I remind myself of this when things feel difficult. Often it’s just about getting a good night’s sleep, enjoying a homemade meal, or laughter with a loved one.
About the Vast Views Collection: Looking out over a landscape has always stirred up a well of emotions and possibility. As a child I would walk to the highest elevation on my parent's property and climb a large tree that had a limb hanging over the fence row, overlooking the valley. I would walk out to the edge of the tree limb and sit there absorbing the landscape. It felt vast and full of possibilities. I still remember the excitement it stirred in my core and that same feeling happens to me today. This year I’m focusing on that feeling and bringing more of that possibility and emotion to my view. My hope is that it also stirs those emotions in my collectors.
Details: This mini watercolor is part of Vast Views Collection completed by Cynthia Oswald for the 25 Days of Minis, 2022. This original watercolor is 2.5" x 2.5". The outside area of the frame is 7.5" x 7.5"—including the matte and frame. All frames are custom-made by the artist's husband, Steven Dise.