A beautiful spring day along Darby Creek. The shadows, reflections and movement of the water turn into a puzzle I enjoy trying to fit together.
Rocks and Shadows, Darby Creek Oil on canvas, 20 x 20"
I perched on a large rock overlooking Wissahickon Creek. A wood duck swam by so I included her in the painting.
Surface Movement, Oil on linen, 16 x 24"
Detail, Surface Movement
Leaves began changing, seemingly overnight, after I started this view. I adjusted my painting to include yellow-green and yellow-oragne additions. The goose silhouetted against the varied yellow reflections was a welcome surprise.
Valley Green Reflections, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24"
Detail, Valley Green Reflections
I balanced on rocks to paint this view. I saw a Water Thrush bobbing its tail along the bank, so I included it too; still not sure if it was a Louisiana or Northern Waterthrush.
Wissahickon Rocks, Oil on canvas, 24 x 36"
Detail, Wissahickon Rocks
At Bell's Mills I wanted to paint how the roots wrapped around this large mossy rock.
Root-Wrapped-Rock, Wissahickon Creek, Oil on Linen 16 x 24"
Wissahickon at Bells Mills, Oil on linen, 24 x 36"