Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Stream

Behind me a hillside in perpetual shadow, damp waves of chilled air rolling down into this ravine. The bridge of my nose aches from the cold. On the far side, high above, snow is colored by the last afternoon sun. The surface of the water below has a brassy sheen, like beaten metal, an effect of the angle of view. The contrast of warm colors pooled at the bottom of this blue-lit space rivets my attention.
- Nancy Boudreau

This is a painting from Walter G. Merrit Park, also known as Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area, on Haviland Hollow in Patterson New York.

This painting is about 5" x 7" acrylic on gessoed mat board, protected in a cream-colored mat. As with all these little studies, the text above is handwritten on the back of the painting, which is also signed and dated. For comments and queries, please feel free to contact me directly at:

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