Morning Calm

Morning Calm by Michele Wells

My favorite time to paint natural light is between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., before the sun fully rises and the stress of the day has yet to descend on us. The wind is calm, the reflections are clear, and I have the world to myself with the birds providing my soundtrack and companionship. Every person needs that time in the day – to refocus, reconnect and reenergize – if they can’t escape to the outdoors, I hope that they can escape into the calm of the painted scene.