flooded II


oil on linen

original in private collection

I painted this painting several days after Hurricane Irene
caused an enormous amount of damage to Vermont
because of flooding in 2011.

I was thinking about flooded feelings and the damage
I can do to my relationships when I become overwhelmed
by my emotions.

I could see a beauty in the rawness of the land, and I was
particularly taken by the amazing color of the water,
which had so much sediment that it resonated with a pale pink glow.