Misty water, suspended water and waterfalls have teased my imagination. When I visit somewhere or dream, I like to capture it in photos, poetry and in art.
I may have not visited the exact spot. But tumbling waters that leap over the edge and
rocks, release a memory of other places where I’ve been –Takakawawa Falls in Yoho National Park, British Columbia; Niagara Falls (just ignore the people hordes) or tropical waterfalls slicing through rainforests in Hawai’i.
To capture water sliding over the precipice and misty ribbons crashing into foamy pools, means brush strokes whirling paint colours into both deep yet transparent layers. Not
too much but not too little. A flick of wrist to add colour here and there. Water itself is not always blue. Water absorbs the sheen of the sky, sunset or Nature’s dreamscape.
We all, like to watch just a distance away, the miracle of Water’s falling energy: its beauty doesn’t end in stillness yet but may leave us with a misty kiss of its breath.
More Art Inspired by Nature
Chong, Jean. Climbing the Skies, the Roughness : Painting and Cycling
Postscript: At this time, Calgarians are coping with its major flood disaster clean-up and recovery efforts. On Jun. 20-21, 2013, the waters of the Bow and Elbow Rivers overflowed their banks and displaced over 100,000 local residents. More about this later for what may have been lost, may need fixing or replaced.