Watching the Maples Turn

TM9494 Watching the Maples Turn 36×54 oil on panel

Every year it’s the same – I wait for the maples to turn intensely red so I can legitimately use my red pigments. For a landscape artist in New England, this is a rare and special event lasting only about two weeks at most. It’s like a burst of fireworks – you dare not blink.  These maples are by my favorite pond. The reflected autumn blue sky and clouds frame the maples, while the drifting willow leaves are a reminder of other trees nearby. Details below. Enjoy.

TM9494 Watching the Maples Turn – detail from left side with reflected sky and maples, floating leaves

TM9494 Watching the Maples Turn – detail from upper right

TM9494 Watching the Maples Turn – close-up of reflections