Friday, January 14, 2011
The trade show yesterday was terrific - more foliage being shown than flowers.. but some wonderful new varieties of shrubs and trees that will make our landscapes even more beautful.
I painted this as a practice for a wet in wet landscape using large washes to give an impression of that incredible fall abundance.
Right now, the multitudes of leaves once brilliant in color are brown and pieced, buried under ice, snow and mud, and doing what they do at their life's end - replenish the soil as compost and enrich the next generation of leaves, twigs, and flowers.
But aren't we lucky as artists and photographers? We can capture those magic moments of time ... and replenish our memories with them --- over and over ...
Have a great day!