6 x 12 oils
A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~Henry David Thoreau
Late last summer I had taken some images of the water surface of Gallow's Cove Pond just as sun was setting. There was a little chop on the pond and the movement of the water was hypnotizing.
I started out then using an old 6 x 12 canvas, repainting it and laying down values for the water, but it didn't go any further. I picked up the canvas again the other night as I had my oil palette out and started adding detail to the surface.
It now looks abstract with images that I can read into it almost like watching the flames of a fire. Moonlinght, water, sky, cloud, mist, fog....its a combination of everything. As the surface of the old canvas was a bit textured, it shows through under the current layers. I'd prefer a smooth surface for this so this will go to the 'study' section of my studio wall while I consider its fate.