Wetland Woods – Early Summer

TM9414 Wetland Woods – Early Summer 42×54 oil on panel

Whenever I hike into the woods off Route 30 in Wayland, Massachusetts, I think of all the artists who have been inspired by places like these. They are my mentors and heroes. The early Dutch landscapists, the Barbizon School painters, the Hudson River painters – sometimes I feel as though I’m painting with George Inness on one shoulder and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot on the other. And who’s that sitting on my head? John Kensett (or sometimes Joan Mitchell)? I am lucky. Details below. Enjoy.

TM9414 Wetland Woods – Early Summer – detail from center right

TM9414 Wetland Woods – Early Summer – detail from center left wit reflections and floating leaves

TM9414 Wetland Woods – Early Summer – detail from lower left wit watery reflections and grasses