“A Welcome Spring” 18″x 14″ oil on canvas
This past Easter Sunday I decided to go painting with one of my painting friends at a local arboretum. This is another one of those places that for almost 20 years I never knew was about 20 minutes from my home. Upon every visit I am captivated! On this day when I got out of my car I noticed a garden of trees that had been cut back almost to the ground. A space that formerly had been visually full now exuded space.
As we walked around we came upon this more formal setting. There are a number of these on the grounds. It had a nice combination of elements and I liked the idea of having the sound of a trickling creek running behind me. I was able to complete most of this in that day. A few minor tweaks back at home in my studio.
The photograph color not spot on but you get the general idea. As always I think the actual paintings far out weigh the “image” or at least my capability with photography! Painting on Easter Sunday wouldn’t have been something I would have done some years ago but today I can’t think of a better way to honor and celebrate life and new life.