Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Remember lazy days on the lake as a child? I do. This is a beautiful southern lake. Mine were in the North, Thompson Lake in Maine and Lake Winnepesaukee in New Hampshire and the lake at Breakhart Reservation in Massachusetts.
Although I am sure the homemade lean - to with the corrugated red tin roof and the small dock will be removed to make way for a more contemporary and practical and luxurious enjoyment by the new owners I bet this was a bunch of fun and perfect for the kids who ate lunch here and did cannon balls off the dock. It is a spectacular piece of land. This is a super healthy, very tall, cypress tree which shades the structure.
The flowers in the pitcher are Hydrangeas and are the recipient's favorite flower. The best symbolism I found for Hydrangeas was gratitude and friendship.
The lake is shimmering with it's white sand bottom and vast open space help to capture a certain kind of light evident in my painting. Lovely light isn't it?
This is a 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas. It is a commission. I enjoyed using a very specific but gestural and loose mark for the brushwork in this art.
More to come......
All art copyright Alan Phillips 2015