Saturday, August 29, 2009
Pond at Summer's End - Lin Frye
The light this time of year shows the season's changing. The sun is lower in the sky, daylight ends over an hour earlier than in June, and there's a fading of leaf color that tinges everything a kind of yellow. The vibrant greens of summer are almost gone.
This painting, done from a photograph, was altered to reflect what I see of the pond near our home --- yellowing grasses, more brown stems and weeds along the roadsides, thinnng of tree canopies, a cooler light.
Thank you for your kindest and most generous comments yesterday. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.
Tropical Storm Danny has passed our coastline, but there's a bit of rain in the forecast from another front coming through. We do need the rain, and temperatures are predicted to be MUCH cooler next week --- 20 degrees cooler! That will certainly be turning our leaves yellow far quicker than the monthlong passing of time!
Hope your Saturday is all it can be!