At the Dam (oil on canvas 5 x 7 in.)
I enjoy the challenge of capturing the dancing white foam with my brush. I want to catch the eye with the bright movement of it before the gaze drifts to the right and then circles up among the sunlight glints on foliage to the trees and back to the dam - then along the warmly lit rock of the ledges, and back to the rollicking foam in midstream. The dark space above the stone wall of the dam balances the white of the water. My eyes enjoy stepping up the ledges and along the path into the shadowy centre of the painting. That's the way we walk up through the snow every Friday evening from our nocturnal winter visits to count the giant salamanders on Mudpuppy Night in Oxford Mills.
In the process of cropping the photo to post here, I notice that there is a fishing line hooked to the tree, making the Heron appear tethered!
This original painting is available for $275. For information on purchase and shipping please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org