Yes, there has been ice on the pond, but I’m still thinking about how beautiful the summer’s green woods looked reflected in the pond last summer. I explored the idea in an earlier painting (The Afternoon Deepens), but decided to try a different take on the subject – one with more sky and a bit more movement, hence the title Drifting into Summer. Each interpretation of the pond, even if based on the same day and hour, is unique. I’ve started a larger, third version this week, and can’t wait to see where it will take me. Below is The Afternoon Deepens. Enjoy!