Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Autumn Pond

Autumn Pond
10 x 8
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One of the things I really love is the change of seasons. Fall, in particular, seems more drawn out here than in other places I have lived. The crisp halcyon days of indian summer have slipped way to the almost brittle melancholy of late autumn. The crunching sound of dry leaves underfoot follows me on every walk. The landscape has opened up again, bare trees revealing corners of woods that have been hidden from view all summer. Right before my eyes, the landscape is reinventing itself.

8 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

Deborah, your descriptions are as beautiful as your paintings. I love visiting your blog because set the mood with prose.

Cooper Dragonette said...

I agree--delicious description. And that sky! Fantastic!

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Janelle-I'm glad you visited!

Thanks Cooper- and thanks for stopping by!

Michael Lynn Adams said...

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Barbara Pask said...

Hi, First time I've visited you blog. Your work is fantastic. I'll be back. Good stuff!

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Michael. Thanks! I have been tagged a couple of times so I think I'll sit this one out though.

Thank you Barbara and welcome!

Maggie Latham said...

Deborah,
I love the colours in this one. May I ask….did you finish this in one sitting, Alla Prima, in the studio or over a number of days, using glazes?
Looking at your work inspires me to persevere with oils.
I too echo the sentiments of others above regarding your poetic words.

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Maggie. Thank you for your kind words about my work. My usual process now (and for this piece) is to do a transparent under painting and let it dry for a day or two before working on it again. The sky on this piece is opaque paint but the rest is glazed successively. I laid in the sky then let it dry so I could glaze over the edges of the trees and keep them soft. Thanks for visiting!