Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Autumn and Fall

Stream, Late October
Oil on Canvas 9" x 12"
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"Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf's a flower."
-Albert Camus

Nature in transition. My favorite times of year are not the long expanses of hot/cold in the summer and winter, but the seasons in between. For each brief transition, the world is full of changes. This period takes its course, a new equilibrium is met, and we go into a long expanse of sameness.

I wanted to revisit several spots I had painted in the summer, but had mixed feelings about. A different season can put a totally new spin on things. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this piece. This year's fall came early and was unusually short. Fall felt like it ended before it got started. I feel this may be reflected in my pictures.