Let It Grow Quiet Here follows on the heels of Perhaps It’s All About Expectations, with a similar view but a very different palette and mood. Whereas the first painting expressed the exuberance of a late summer afternoon heading into Autumn, Let It Grow Quiet Here is about the longer, more tonal slant light of early evening. The mood (and title) were inspired, in part, by the poem Green by Paul Verlaine (19th century French poet, as translated by Yvor Winters). The painting features a wide array of subtle colors, orchestrated around the dominating soft grays and blue-grays of reflected sky and the deep violet-tinged darks of wet tree trunks and shadows. A sense of peaceful quiet permeates this view across a shallow pond found deep in the woods. Details below. Enjoy.