Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring Offering by Helen Read

Spring Offering, 11x14" Oil on canvas
©2015 Helen Read
Ready to frame
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Tranquility.  Serenity.  And yes, a beautiful surprise among the leaves of various greens ~ a Redbud blooms!  This is a "snapshot" of springtime in the Midwest.  Winter gives way to springtime with a burst of unexpected color.  Often in the early morning, a soft mist accompanies the early hours. 

This painting captures that surprise and yet, also captures a sense of tranquility in the quiet water which reflects the environment that overhangs it.  The colors range from subtle gray tones that have blues and greens in the composition - to brighter greens in the foreground and the visual interest of the pink blooms.  For woodsy areas near my home, this is the essence of springtime! 

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