The Wind

If you were a force of nature, which one would you be?

A wise friend came up with this question recently. A great question that keeps resonating within me, firing my imagination.

Today, I would be the wind.

Wind brings motion and change. It carries the birds, disseminates pollen and seeds, fertilizing the earth. It chases the clouds away to let the sun in. And it brings them back so we can have rain.

There is motion and change in the studio also, as I am circulating between ideas and techniques, past and present work.

The above painting was started a few years ago. I got back to it this week with a fresh eye. Something needs to be improved, but it’s breathing again now.

How about you? If you were a force of nature, which one would you be?

Louise Jalbert, “Foliage in Appletree”, work in progress, 2013-2018, Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches