Arboreal Reflections #4

TM8543 Arboreal Reflections #4 36x40 oil on panel

TM8543 Arboreal Reflections #4 36×40 oil on panel

Painting a woodland pond means painting the woods in the pond, and this early spring depiction celebrates the arrival of the first traces of duckweed and grasses. The hint of sunlight penetrating the water and illuminating the sienna-colored bottom marks the end of winter. While working on the painting, one phrase kept going through my mind – nature abhors a vacuum. Pattern on pattern on pattern. Layering the textures then liberating the patterns is like a game of hide and seek. Details below. Enjoy.

TM8543 Arboreal Reflections #4 - detail from centerwith reflections and grasses

TM8543 Arboreal Reflections #4 – detail from center with reflections and grasses

TM8543 Arboreal Reflections #4 - detail from top of painting showing layered paint application and light penetrating the forest

TM8543 Arboreal Reflections #4 – detail from top of painting showing layered paint application and light penetrating the forest

TM8543 Arboreal Reflections #4 - detail from below center right with reflections, floating duckweed, and aquatic grasses

TM8543 Arboreal Reflections #4 – detail from below center right with reflections, floating duckweed, and aquatic grasses

 

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