I thought I’d posted this painting already, but looking back through I don’t see it. If I’m repeating myself, I apologize. There is a preserve near my house that I like to visit with my dog. It has ponds, and the bendiest oaks I’ve seen in these parts. It is no windier at this site than elsewhere around here, so I’m not sure why they have the bends but the are dramatic looking and so I thought I’d paint their portrait. It was very late in the summer when I painted this, and the asters were out and a few goldenrods as well. It was a wonderful year for Short’s and calico asters and I really liked how they made pale purple clouds under the trees.
The commission I promised to share with you is advancing nicely and should be done by next week. I hope. Of course this IS sort of a busy season….