Some say a photograph captures the moment, and that’s true, but a painting can capture a series of moments across time and in one image, providing a glimpse of almost, immediate, and passing. The effect can be like slowing time. There is an opportunity to consider time’s passing, to stretch the moment and think about it again and again, over the course of days or years.
Pausing Time – October presents the height of autumn’s colors reflected in the pond. Summer is lingering with its duckweed, the reflected sky still feels warm, yet the leaves are beginning to fall and float on the current. Compositionally, the painting is a series of verticals intercut with diagonal grasses and the hint of a spiral current. The vegetation and reflections, while dense, provide ample opportunities for focus. Details below. Enjoy.