There is such vibrance in the landscape as the greens start to poke through, and even the winter colors seem more intense and vital before that green appears. My intention is always to spend every day exploring and painting the landscape but the reality of Spring is also that there is a lot that needs doing. There never is enough time or energy for all of it.
'At the Head of the Harbor' (top) is 10x12 and 'Port Blakely Spring' is 11x14. This second one was interesting for the challenge in all the doo-dads of the ground litter. The only way I found to make it work was to eliminate about seventy-five percent of the stuff, just hinting at what was on the forest floor. Hopefully the viewer fills in the 'stuff' from their own experience in a forest.
Maybe I'll go back again and explore the changes and colors...tomorrow is supposed to be cloudy. That would be interesting.
I'll be back.
Thanks for looking!