The Afternoon (continues) to Deepen

TM8358 The Afternoon Deepens 36x40 oil on panel

SOLD TM8358 The Afternoon Deepens 36×40 oil on panel

The revisions just keep coming. The Afternoon Deepens has always been a favorite composition of mine – looking at the surface of a woodland pond in summer under filtered light. It’s a painting I keep tinkering with, trying to find a more perfect way to suggest the softness of the light and the subtle reflections of tree and sky. This past week I finally found what I was looking for – by adding more leaves, including some that are lazily falling, there’s more of a feeling of air in the painting. I also enhanced warmth of the sunlight penetrating the water, added more of a column of sky reflections, and added more of a sheen of blue on the water where the floating pollen and shadows meet. All in all, more details and more interesting color. I think this time it is done! Details below, plus an earlier version. Enjoy.

TM8358 THe Afternoon Deepens - detail from upper right corner with falling leaves, reflections, a few young lily pads

TM8358 THe Afternoon Deepens – detail from upper right corner with falling leaves, reflections, a few young lily pads

TM83358 The Afternoon Deepens - detail from right of center with tree trunk and sky reflections, falling leaf

TM83358 The Afternoon Deepens – detail from right of center with tree trunk and sky reflections, falling leaf

And the first version……….

TM8358 The Afternoon Deepens (first version)

TM8358 The Afternoon Deepens (first version)

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