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Finding the Blue Sky
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
"Finding the Blue Sky" by Gail Descoeurs is a captivating painting that portrays a serene and harmonious natural landscape. The scene is set upon a hilly expanse adorned with golden grass, gently swaying in the breeze. Delicate white flowers bloom in the foreground, adding a touch of fragility and elegance to the composition. In the distance, verdant green trees rise, contrasting beautifully with the warm, sunlit landscape.
However, the true focal point of the painting is the vibrant blue sky that stretches above the scene. Its clear expanse creates a sense of boundless possibilities and freedom, evoking a feeling of calm and optimism. The blue sky acts as a symbolic representation of limitless potential and serves as a reminder to seek the beauty and positivity that can be found even in the simplest of moments. "Finding the Blue Sky" captures the essence of serenity, hope, and the awe-inspiring beauty of nature's elements coming together in perfect harmony.
Artist Gail Descoeurs was born in Montreal in 1962 and was introduced to painting by her father at the age of 17. She is predominately self-taught and throughout her early career as an artist had supported herself by pursuing a career in mechanical drafting.
Deriving inspiration from the power of nature, she is moved by the different feelings that nature evokes. Her depiction of the natural world is at once bold and precise, yet serene and contemplative. Utilizing realist qualities, she reveals the perfect stillness in nature as timeless and ever powerful. Evoking memories, dreams, and imagination her paintings create an ambience of profound peace in the magnificent detail of our natural environment.
In 2006, Gail became a professional artist and has rapidly gained recognition for her timeless artwork that borders on the mystical. She resides in the countryside to stay close to nature where she feels at peace and inspired every day.
Gail noted that she “feels very grateful and privileged to be an artist, teaching and painting full time. It allows me to pause to delight and appreciate the simple joys of everyday life, which in turn enables me to truly live.”