Once Upon a Landscape

This painting is the Creative Spark Editor’s Choice for August, 2010 issue of the Pastel Journal. The challenge was: “Show a painting where you took a leap that paid off.”
I knew immediately when reading the article that Once Upon an Abstract fit the challenge. just a few days before I had overpainted a colorful abstract with a landscape scene. It came together quickly, was not overworked, and had a pleasing charm.
With nothing to loose, i wrote a short paragraph about the painting, attached an image file, and sent the email to the Pastel Journal.
Lucky for me, the Editors liked it too.