Walking Into Nature Through A Painting

I recently enjoyed reading this New York Times article, 
How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

It provoked a further thought: if visualization is an important tool for an athlete's training (as studies show it is) could paintings serve as tools to visualize ourselves walking through nature, similar to the photos, videos, and daydreaming used by athletes, and therefore provide "brain training" opportunities in the places and times when physically getting outside is not possible?
I'll be thinking about this...

Beehive Backside,  5" x 7" Acadia painting headed to Courthouse Gallery Fine Art for an August 12th opening.

Beehive Backside, 5" x 7" Acadia painting headed to Courthouse Gallery Fine Art for an August 12th opening.

Tuesday 207: Vertigo

Don't look down! -- or you'll go whirling and falling into space.
But you have to look down -- what a view!
The Beehive from Acadia's Sand Beach is a short trail with a big thrill.

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207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine  and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on any 4x4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its posting. Instead of $300 pay just $207, a number which just happens to be the Maine state area code.

Tuesday 207 Paintings are exclusive to The Maine. They depict the land, the light and the people that make this state a state of wonder. Jessica is editor of The Maine and writes occasionally as The Outsider.