Saturday, November 14, 2009

Late Afternoon in November

Late afternoon in November, hiking through Walter G. Merritt Park in Patterson, New York. Here on the east facing hillside everything is in shadow, bathed in a dim blue light. As the light wanes, the damp chill increases. The cold seeps inward. Hills in the distance reflect the low angled sun and I am reminded of how dependent we are on this single source of heat and light. How cold would a sunless world be?

I've included a photo of the painting in the studio this morning, so that you can see it in situ. Sunflowers from a friend and an earlier painting brighten my working space. Brushes and computer, a french easel with it's legs tucked up out of the way, these are my tools. Music is my studio companion, a mix provided by
Pandora Radio and gotradio.com.

- Nancy Boudreau


This painting is about 5" x 7" acrylic on gessoed mat board, protected in a cream-colored mat. As with all these little studies, the text above is handwritten on the back of the painting, which is also signed and dated.

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