Reflection and Transparency

October 2015

After finishing “Summer Falling”, I was anxious to start another large finr art painting - and this 30”x40” canvas for“Reflection and Transparency” fit the bill.  The image I used is actually from the same backpacking trip to the Hudson River that “Summer Falling” came from, but this one has a very different feel.

For this piece, I wanted to focus more on the contrast of the reflected sky and the clear view of the bottom of the river. The title plays with both the visual reflection and transparency happening in the image, but also the feel of the painting and my experience painting it.  While I love the textures and details in the clouds reflected to the “border” of reflection and transparency created by the trees to the play of light on the bottom – I also wanted to pull viewers into the quiet, meditative space that this was for me.