Deep November

TM8452 Deep November 36x36 oil on panel

TM8452 Deep November 36×36 oil on panel

What is the character of November? For many people, it evokes the beginning of the holidays, and the proximity of winter. But I see something else. Winter is a season without secrets, and it is the open quality of November that I explore in my newest painting, Deep November.  Leaves are gone, the pond is clear of lily pads, which are now sinking to the bottom, and you can see through the trees. Everything is exposed. Tree limbs coalesce into a static of toothpicks in the distance. Colors soften. October is all about red, gold, and orange. November hushes us with violet, gray, sienna, and a few lingering dusty greens. November persuades us with gentle charms and invites us in. I love November, and invite you to join me for a walk around this Concord pond. Enjoy!

TM8452 Deep November - detail from upper right with distant trees, showing use of layered textures and drawn gestures of trees

TM8452 Deep November – detail from upper right with distant trees, showing use of layered textures and drawn gestures of trees

TM8452 Deep November - detail from left bank showing pressed textures used to describe vegetation

TM8452 Deep November – detail from left bank showing pressed textures used to describe thicket and vegetation

TM8452 Deep November - detail from right bank, trail visible through trees

TM8452 Deep November – detail from right bank, trail visible through trees

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