I’m in an art show soon at New Pond Farm, so I walked the property to choose what to paint, assuming I’d paint a more representational impression of the beauty to be found there. What happened instead was this impassioned portrayal, bursting with the glories of a fresh new season, complete with new shoots and leaves, blooming trees, and ripples on the reflecting pond. Somewhere in there, a tadpole is growing. To me, this representation feels more true than a representational one would. Probably not what they were expecting, nevertheless, this was painted outside with all sorts of love for all that this place represents.
Called Spring at New Pond Farm, this painting is 22″x30″ and done in pastel. See the entire work above and details of it below.
What do you think? Can you feel what it feels like to be there? How would you describe it based on this image?