Artwork > New Work 2017 Trees & Ponds

Misty Hills
watercolor on paper
8"x10"
2017
Hills
watercolor on paper
7"x10"
2017
Wetlands in Winter
watercolor on paper
7"x10"
2017
Winter Stillness
watercolor on paper
11"x15"
2017
Snow on Pond
watercolor on paper
8"x10"
2017
Frozen
watercolor on paper
5 3/4"x 9"
2017
Still Winter
watercolor on paper
5 3/4"x 9"
2017
February
watercolor on paper
5" x 7.5"
2017
Yellow Morning
watercolor on paper
7.5" x 11"
2017
Winter & White
watercolor on illustration board
8" x 10"
2017
Hills & Birches
watercolor on paper
11" x 18"
2017
Marsh Sunrise
watercolor on paper
75" x 11"
2017
Wet Spring
watercolor on paper
11" x 18"
2017
Inlet
watercolor on paper
12" x 18"
2017
Spring Morning
watercolor on paper
11" x 18"
2017
Grove
watercolor on paper
10" x 12"
2017
Birches
watercolor on paper
6" x 9"
2017
Early Spring
watercolor on paper
7.5" x 11"
2017
Blue-Gray Morning
watercolor on paper
11"x15"
2017
Orange Morning
watercolor on paper
11"x18"
2017
Late Winter
watercolor on paper
11"x18"
2017
Pond Sunrise
watercolor on paper
11"x18"
2017

The Trees & Pond series explores the light and atmosphere of wild, open spaces at different times of day and weather. It began with a swampy area I pass regularly, and my fascination with the light, the reflections in water and the patterns of dead tree branches against sky. Letting wet color bleed into a damp field creates reflections, when dry, the more specific trees are painted on top. The new work relates to older bodies of work exploring ridge tops and weather patterns and a desire to celebrate the quiet that these places evoke in me. The act of painting for me is ritual and prayer and an invocation to the spirit of the wild places to mend the broken threads of our belonging.