Monday, November 7, 2011

The light in the forest

There's an endless supply of subject matter in the woods if you know how to look for it. It's taken me a while to figure that out.

Chair Factory Falls 5

I painted this version over the weekend. A lot of people visited the falls and talked to me as I worked.

Autumn on Seeley Road

These sugar maples are on LMP property on one of the few remaining dirt roads in Lake County. It finally dawned on me as to why so many are close to roads- it was a lot easier to collect the sap on a road bed when using draft horses . They have to work a lot harder to pull the sled carrying the collection tank through the woods. The sap boilers have told me it's a lot easier to collect sap using horses; you don't have to climb back up onto a tractor seat hundreds of times a day.