The revisions just keep coming. The Afternoon Deepens has always been a favorite composition of mine – looking at the surface of a woodland pond in summer under filtered light. It’s a painting I keep tinkering with, trying to find a more perfect way to suggest the softness of the light and the subtle reflections of tree and sky. This past week I finally found what I was looking for – by adding more leaves, including some that are lazily falling, there’s more of a feeling of air in the painting. I also enhanced warmth of the sunlight penetrating the water, added more of a column of sky reflections, and added more of a sheen of blue on the water where the floating pollen and shadows meet. All in all, more details and more interesting color. I think this time it is done! Details below, plus an earlier version. Enjoy.
And the first version……….