Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mother Nature's Jewelry Case

The snow is falling this morning. Large flakes catch light from the studio, falling softly in the blackness outside my window. I'm compelled to record yesterday's walk down the fire trail at Pine Hill in Pootatuck Forest, New Fairfield, Connecticut. Reflections in a trail-side stream, as it pools in steps downward. Skirts of ice, thick enough to support a dog's weight, line the edges of the stream. The same ice would collapse under a hiker's boot, sending him home with wet legs. This stream, this is a necklace of brightly undulating liquid color, strung down the hillside, nestled in cotton-white, makes me think that I am walking through Mother Nature's jewelry case.
- 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. For comments and queries, please feel free to contact me directly at: nb@nboudreau.com

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