Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Reflections on Babbling Brook

Listening to an audio version of "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand while painting this one, I see a correlation in the depth of description that comes from careful and thorough observation of things and their relationships. Rand goes far beyond surface detail, giving the reader/listener a clear view of underlying conditions even as they flow through change. The result is dynamic.

Standing with my bicycle on a roadside bridge, looking down onto Babbling Brook, the reflections here always catch my attention. This meandering brook runs through one of many parcels that belong to Naromi Land Trust in Sherman Connecticut. Residents have worked hard to preserve such wild spaces and have gained recognition for their efforts from The Nature Conservancy. I also recognize their efforts, and hope that they can appreciate my tribute.
- Nancy Boudreau

The painting is approximately 5" x 7" acrylic painting on gessoed matboard, in an 8" x 10" cream colored mat, unframed, shipped to you directly by the artist. The title and prose that appear above are handwritten on the back of the painting. The painting is also signed and dated on the back.

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