About Bringing Clarity: My artwork has become increasingly aligned with bringing more of what I love into my view. For this collection, I shared a story from childhood about climbing out on a tree limb to take in the view. I also used to climb to the very top of an evergreen tree that was alongside of our house and sit up there for what seemed like hours. I was after the best view even as a little one. Knowing that I enjoy a vast viewpoint is why I chose to paint these landscapes. In an effort to bring more of what I love into my life, I also hope to do that for those that collect my work.
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.