I regularly walk around my little town for my errands, always taking my camera with me. This February day in 2005 was no exception, and the bright sun and clear blue sky brought out all the colors masked by winter overcast. These were film photos, not digital, and captured the reflection on the water so beautifully that I knew I’d want to paint it as soon as I could.
I was ready for the challenge of painting reflections on water. I wish I could have painted it en plein air, but the moment was fleeting and I was on an errand. I painted this later in my studio.
From 2000 to 2010 a gallery in our town hosted an annual exhibit titled “Carnegie Painted”. I participated in the exhibit with two or three paintings each year, and was always on the lookout for new subjects. I entered this in the 2005 exhibit. The little painting sold a year or two later at one of my poetry readings. You can find other paintings I entered in these exhibits in my gallery titled “My Home Town”.
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