Let It Grow Quiet Here

TM8502 Let It Grow Quiet Here 36x48 oil on panel

TM8502 Let It Grow Quiet Here 36×48 oil on panel

Let It Grow Quiet Here follows on the heels of Perhaps It’s All About Expectations, with a similar view but a very different palette and mood. Whereas the first painting expressed the exuberance of a late summer afternoon heading into Autumn, Let It Grow Quiet Here is about the longer, more tonal slant light of early evening. The mood (and title) were inspired, in part, by the poem Green by Paul Verlaine (19th century French poet, as translated by Yvor Winters). The painting features a wide array of subtle colors, orchestrated around the dominating soft grays and blue-grays of reflected sky and the deep violet-tinged darks of wet tree trunks and shadows. A sense of peaceful quiet permeates this view across a shallow pond found deep in the woods.  Details below. Enjoy.

TM8502 Let It Grow Quiet Here - detail from upper right corner

TM8502 Let It Grow Quiet Here – detail from upper right corner

TM8502 Let It Grow Quiet Here - detail from right of center showing sky and tree reflections, underpaintinig with textures and droplets showing through

TM8502 Let It Grow Quiet Here – detail from right of center showing sky and tree reflections, underpaintinig with textures and droplets showing through

TM8502 Let It Grow Quiet Here - detail from lower right corner with two opening lily buds

TM8502 Let It Grow Quiet Here – detail from lower right corner with two opening lily buds

TM8502 Let It Grow Quiet Here - detail from left of center showing scraped and painted tree trunk reflections, directional streaks of underpainting used to suggest movement

TM8502 Let It Grow Quiet Here – detail from left of center showing scraped and painted tree trunk reflections, directional streaks of underpainting used to suggest movement

TM8502 Let It Grow Quiet Here -detail from lower center showing use of layered transparent oil glazes over textured base layer

TM8502 Let It Grow Quiet Here -detail from lower center showing use of layered transparent oil glazes over textured base layer

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