Saturday, October 30, 2010

Messerschmidt's Pond III

Messerschmidt's Pond III, Plein air oil on stretched canvas, 10" x 20"
This lake near me is surrounded by Connecticut state land and has a small boat launching area.  Often when I drive past, I see folks fishing, kayaking, and/or canoeing here.  One of many peaceful spots in Connecticut where residents can enjoy the wonders of nature first hand, it's a favorite of locals. 

When I began this painting last Monday, the sky and trees and reflections at Messerschmidt's looked like this.  The next day, however, when I returned to this location, the reflections were considerable changed, since the sky was overcast.  Nevertheless, I stayed with what I remembered from the day before.  What with the rain and wind we've had on and off lately, the colors have changed considerably since I painted this.


Jan Blencowe said...

I love the reflections in this Joan. I've been kayaking on this pond and it is gorgeous in fall, just like your painting!

Joan Cole said...

Thank you, Jan. Such praise, coming from you, is an honor I value highly. Your tonalist paintings are incredible. ~Joan