Zen Puddle in the Woods

TM8524 Zen Puddle in the Woods 36×44 oil on panel

This “portrait” of the woodland environment is entirely based on a long look into a puddle layered with reflections – clouds, ferns, trees and their shadows. It’s a pensive piece, quiet but intense. The abstract, brocade-like quality of what I saw was, at first, intimidating, but figuring it out one step at a time proved thoroughly enjoyable. I love the way the whole environment is caught in such a small, intimate space. Seven years start to finish. Brief compared to the years the forest spent growing it. Details below. Enjoy.

TM8524 Zen Puddle in the Woods – detail from left of center
TM8524 Zen Puddle in the Woods – detail from upper left side
TM8524 Zen Puddle in the Woods – detail from right of center showing layers of reflections (clouds, ferns, trees) with pine needles floating on the surface of the puddle

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