Another Walk in the Woods

TM9227 Winter Walk in the Woods #16 oil on paper

TM9224 Winter Walk in the Woods #13 6×6 oil on paper

TM9226 Winter Walk in the Woods #15 6×6 oil on paper

My creek is freezing up and hiding under the snowfall, but it is still there, leading me into the heart of this woodland.

 

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Winter in the Woods

TM9228 Winter Walk in the Woods #17 6×6 oil on paper

TM9225 Winter Walk in the Woods #14 6×6 oil on paper

TM9229 Winter Walk in the Woods – Toward Dusk 6×6 oil on paper

The season of deep blues and violets has arrived! I started a group of small snow studies in anticipation of the season, and the weather obliged with an unexpected dump of heavy wet snow.  The three studies above are my way of playing with it by manipulating the color and mood. More to come…enjoy.

Out by the Old Pasture

TM9223 Out by the Old Pasture 36×40 oil on panel

Everywhere I look, I see records of change – in this case woods encroaching on an abandoned pasture. New England is full of abandoned pastures reverting to forest. Our woods are filled with slender saplings, and each one seems to be aware of its importance. Good luck guys….details below. Enjoy.

TM9223 Out by the Old Pasture – detail from upper right

 

TM9223 Out by the Old Pasture – detail from lower right

Inside Autumn – Redux

TM8422 Inside Autumn 36×36 oil on panel

The autumn months are so brilliant – neon red and yellow, bronze, crimson, every version of orange  – but they don’t last. The evidence is everywhere in the falling leaves. My favorite pond becomes a dense mat of color with reflected sky shining through.the gaps. I’ve painted this many times, and the painting Inside Autumn was among the first. It’s been through many changes since the day, years ago, when I thought it was finally finished. I’ve been working on it again, and thought it was interesting to see the way it keeps evolving. The image above (is it done yet?) has more color and light, more leaves, and I hope a unity of feeling. The image below is more somber, with fewer risks. Perhaps the changes in the painting reflect changes in me?

TM8422 Inside Autumn 36×36 oil on panel

mage below is its last iteration.

Autumn Studies

TM9218 October Pond #1 7×7 oil on paper

TM9219 October Pond #2 7×7 oil on paper

TM9217 Early September at the Pond 6×6 oil on paper

Sometimes it’s like a note to myself – the opportunity to record a particular moment on an ordinary day, so I will remember it later – maybe include some aspect in a larger painting. Or it might be like doodling with paint – pushing it around until something starts to happen. Either way, it’s all part of being a painter. Enjoy.

 

Autumn Day at the Pond

TM9209 Autumn Day at the Pond 36×48 oil on panel

Ethereal blue skies after a week of rain, and finally the colors are turning. Bronze and dusky crimsons, seen below the floating yellow leaves on the pond’s surface. Time is passing, and winter will soon be saying I’m here. Enjoy!