Sometimes the simplest things can induce a state of hypnosis. Watching waves crash onto a beach is one example. Another is watching leaves drop onto the surface of a pond or river, especially if there is a slight breeze or current. I love the way they hover gently, touch the water, and float for quite a long time. Each leaf is unique, and the abstract pattern forms a compelling design, especially when the trees are reflected under and behind the surface pattern. Tempus Fugit, a new pondscape, addresses time and the trance-like effect of watching leaves fall. The inspiration comes from Hamlen Woods conservation area in Wayland, MA. Enlarged details from the painting are below.
This is a lovely painting. It reminds me of Octavio Paz’ description of tree reflections in water as “crystal willows”.
Thank you Gregorio. It does seem at times like the pond is awash with gems.