After the Rain Stopped

TM8971 After the Rain Stopped 36×36 oil on panel

I’ve been exploring some new techniques and approaches lately, but sometimes it’s reassuring to go back to a favorite place and simply paint what I see. After the Rain Stopped is a straightforward, if subtle, view across my favorite pond in early May. I emphasized the light, airy quality I associate with spring, along with its close tonal harmonies. A last minute addition was my ¬†old friend the great blue heron, who stalks these waters for fish while I stalk him with my camera. We’ve known each other for years. He is truly a noble bird. Details below. Enjoy.

TM8971 After the Rain Stopped – tree detail from upper left showing use of textures and blurred edges

TM8971 After the Rain Stopped – detail from left side with great blue heron taking flight

TM8971 After the Rain Stopped – detail from right side