|Winter Pond. Oil on Linen Panel. 14" x 11".|
I think the lovely frame helped, made by Deborah Paris' husband. Gorgeous. I miss the frame already.
Winter Pond took over a year to paint. It began with a series of stops at a pond near Lake Whatcom, on the way to a valley I with views of Mt. Baker. It's not the kind of place you'd normally stop to admire the view. It's next to a road with easy access to people fishing. Muddy banks, lots of trash. You've seen places like this. But sometimes in the early morning, the light through the trees to the lake beyond hits just right. The painting itself was tortured, with a lot of sanding and layers but in the end it worked.