Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Dreaming A Walk in the Woods
Dreaming A Walk in the Woods, was inspired by a walk through Latta Plantation on a cold winter morning. My son was walking our dog and as I watched them from behind it was as though all else fell away.
The silence, the crispness of the air, the brilliant morning light danced through the darkness of the forest practically enveloping them and me. It all swirled together for a few magic moments, where nothing else existed but the next step forward, and the swirl of color around us.
This painting is a part of the Dreaming series, so it combines the photo-realism as I depict the boy, the dog, and the details of the trees, leaves and moss. The impressionism is the swirl. In this painting it is all around the boy and dog, speaking to the effect and emotion of the moment.