Poem for a Time of Hope

TM9435 Poem from a Time of Hope 42×48 oil on panel

We all know what dark times feel like, and my city and state are in the darkest time of the pandemic. Indeed, this painting and my mood were very dark when I started it – mostly burnt umber and burnt sienna. However, as I worked I found myself letting the green tones of spring work their way in. When I got word that my mother is still progressing in her recovery from emergency surgery, the sun just poured onto the panel. I will take every moment of joy I can find. Be well. Details below.

TM9435 Poem for a Time of Hope – detail from upper left with reflections

TM9435 Poem for a Time of Hope – detail from left side with reflections from far bank

TM9435 Poem from a Time of Hope – detail from right side with overhanging bough