Sunday, September 13, 2009

....IF YOU GO DOWN IN THE WOODS TODAY.....

What a perfectly wonderful Sunday morning! We took our inaugural walk into our very own Pennsylvania woods! I can't begin to tell you how special this place is. The smells, the dampness, the softness under foot, the cracking of twigs and the sound of the running stream presented real sensory overload. And yet, it was unbelievably quiet. I took the camera and as we walked I snapped image after image, enthralled over the smallest detail and the most unique combination of subtle colors. Here are some photographs for your enjoyment. I want to do this over and over! Imagine the beauty when the leaves have turned! You will see them here for sure.A canopy above us.And, as it turns out, we have a picnic table! Huh. Who knew?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Looks like a lot of different textures for you to incorporate into your art. Can't wait to see what comes of it.

Vanessa said...

I was thinking along similar lines - color palette and chiaroscuro effects. More green, vibrant colors slightly muted, Sol y sombra w/ NM = sol y PA = sombra. Shade & green even on sunniest of days. What a contrast, color & texture - it has to be hitting you between the eyes because you haven't been living with it for years ~ highlighted by defamiliarization effect ~ seeing it new.

The comment about texture invited me to look at the colors in your photos in a way - what textures and fabrics/fibers for the effect of sunlight filtered through dense foliage.

Anonymous said...

Green has not been a color I used much,if at all. I wish you were sitting in my studio lounge chatting color and texture with me!

Roy said...

Wow!