Landscape

Madison Moon
Undine Falls
Morning In The Park
Aspen Grove
First Kiss
Quiet Drama
Perch
Terraces
Turning The Corner
A Gentle Morning
electric peak IMG_3870
Here Comes The Sun
Colors & Shapes
Fall Falls
Study In Greens
Clouds Over Dunraven
Long Ago And Far Away
The Icon - Old Faithful
Firehole Sunrise
Lamar Thaw
Early Light
In The Limelight
The Last Star - above Old Faithful
Opposites Attract

Shirl Ireland

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth

are never alone or weary of life.   Rachel Carson

I love contemplating nature and our place in it. Since I have been graced with a strong visual voice, (and I work hard to hone that) my landscape paintings are a deeper exploration of those questions. I often find metaphors in that exploration and delve into them further with paint, adding those layers of meaning into my landscape work.
 
So I listen to the wind, feel the colors of the sunrise, watch the way light rakes the forest and paint, paint, paint. The hopefulness of a morning dawn, the bittersweet sunset, the sheer power of a waterfall, or a cloudy misting mysterious day full of wonder, peppered with an occasional blue sky afternoon…. Such is the layered journey of life - and my landscape painting.