Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Farm Pond

Farm Pond

Oil on Linen
8x10 inches
Fall of 2006
H & H Horse Quarters, Auburn, Alabama

At the farm where we keep our horse, Remington, and where my wife and daughter ride, is a small fishing pond. It is hidden behind the back pastures and you only see it when you come upon it by accident.

Like many ponds in Alabama, this area is the result of an earthen dam. The remnants of drowned trees still litter the water, becoming perches for a variety of birds.

This landscape was painted late in the day. It was very overcast and still. Light was hitting the trees and the effect wouldn’t last. I worked quickly but had to stop often to throw a stick in the water for my Labrador Retriever, Sully. He still doesn’t understand the whole art thing.

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