Poem from a Gray October Morning

TM8436 Poem from a Gray October Morning 36x44 oil on panel

TM8436 Poem from a Gray October Morning 36×44 oil on panel

October can certainly have a gray forecast, but every tree does its best to refute such a report. In fact, I find the colors even richer on a slightly gray day. This painting, with its view both into the water and across the water, is evidence of the pleasures to be found under an overcast sky. It is also a reminder, perhaps, to slow down and enjoy the pattern of falling leaves floating then sinking under the water’s surface.

The painting was built up in layers, using primarily transparent  pigments (including, but not limited to,  napthol red, transparent gold oxide, transparent red oxide, zinc yellow, sap green, dioxazine violet, ultramarine blue). As usual, I used very soft brushes to drag and blend color. Details from the painting are below.

TM8436 Poem from a Gray October Morning, detail from center of painting showing layered glazes, opaque highlights, scraped and painted tree trunk and branch reflections

TM8436 Poem from a Gray October Morning, detail from center of painting showing layered glazes, opaque highlights, scraped and painted tree trunk and branch reflections

TM8436 Poem from a Gray October Morning, enlarged detail from lower right side

TM8436 Poem from a Gray October Morning, enlarged detail from lower right side

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