Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fish Below the Falls

This past Memorial Day the quiet currents and eddies below Roxbury Falls were full of fish. The sandy bottom of this pool was almost obscured, there were so many of them. Though this painting looks like an abstract, it was painted from a photograph and is a fairly true rendering. To me that is the beauty of light on water: beauty that is not dependent on recognizable form to deliver satisfaction. The halfway point between abstraction and literal imagery often occurs in the play of light passing through and being divided by water or glass.
- Nancy Boudreau

acrylic painting on gessoed mat board, approximately 5" x 7"
signed, dated and comments on the back

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