Early Morning at the Pond

TM8550 Early Morning at the Pond 28x31.75 oil on panel

TM8550 Early Morning at the Pond 28×31.75 oil on panel

There are mornings when I find delightful surprises at the pond – a frog who lets me get a bit closer, the heron stalking breakfast, blueberries, or even a graceful fog. But the painting Early Morning at the Pond isn’t about any of that. Instead, it looks at the essentials – the stage, if you will, where life takes place. The shallows winding back toward the swamp, trees sporting their newly naked branches, and a gauzy morning light just reaching over the hill and through the trees to lick a bit of color and warmth into the scene. This is the pond at its most contemplative. Details below. Enjoy.

TM8550 Early Morning at the Pond - close-up of woods from upper left of painting

TM8550 Early Morning at the Pond – close-up of woods from upper left of painting

TM8550 Early Morning at the Pond - detail with floating leaves

TM8550 Early Morning at the Pond – detail with floating leaves

TM8550 Early Morning at the Pond - detail from water's edge, left side

TM8550 Early Morning at the Pond – detail from water’s edge, left side

TM8550 Early Morning at the Pond close-up fof water's edge and wooded hill

TM8550 Early Morning at the Pond close-up fof water’s edge and wooded hill

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