May Pondscape

TM8982 May Pondscape 7×7 oil on paper

Sunshine and clouds chasing each other across the sky, that’s been my inspiration this week as I work on some small pondscapes. The sense of movement in the pond reflections feels like a race – both for the clouds and for me as I try to paint them. The cheerful yellows and May greens predominate, but you can see the cloud reflection at the bottom of the painting. With so much luxuriant life present, I felt the need to layer in sumptuous paint, letting it slide around, letting it hop, skip, and jump across the paper. May Pondscape is my homage to lightness of spirit, and the joys of play.