Saturday, March 27, 2010

At the Pond's Edge

Acrylic on Canvas

We have a large pond on our property, located right beside our house.  It can be seen outside of just about every window in the house, so it plays a major factor in our views.  It is a great way to mark the seasonal changes.   Recently, the ice has finally melted off it, though with the last couple of chilly mornings, a film of the crispy stuff has formed before the first few hours of sunshine can melt it off again. 

We have a huge variety of wildlife that take advantage of this spot.  It is home to hundreds of frogs, painted turtles, rock bass, a couple of enormous goldfish (put in the pond almost twenty years ago by the original owners!), and most recently muskrats, not to mention the birds that stop in for a visit, or a snack (shoo herons). 

I have a lot to learn about painting water, but reflections are always a good place to start.


Mary Jane said...

This is so beautiful. I love it. The reflections of the trees! Wow!
Full of light and life! I think your appreciation for your pond shines through the painting.

Karen Bruson said...

Very cool. Love the tree shapes!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Your work continues to inspire me. Wonderful composition, directional lines and unique hues. Love it all.