I found a patch of lupine flowers in bloom when I was hiking along Icicle Creek in Wenatchee National Forest. Their purple flower spikes were swaying back and forth in the light breeze. The green leaves, purple-blue flowers and sandy colored pine needles on the ground formed a mosaic of colors. Several patches were along the trail in close proximity. None were very large. I focused in on one that might have been 10 feet by three feet with several dozen flowers. I felt the color mosaic called for an abstract painting. I blurred the picture to create this impressionist abstract feeling of color, contrast and pattern. I found the setting very tranquil and the abstract tries to capture that feeling. I stood for several minutes just watching the movement of the stems and how the mosaic pattern changed with that movement. It was soothing and mesmerizing at the same time! I finally had to jolt myself back to reality and head along the trail.
What emotion does this illicit in me? How does it make me feel?