My neighbor, Susan, has land on Lake Sylvan and Lake Tamarack. Walking down the road to her property is as beautiful as any state park trail. I finished a winter view of her yard a couple days ago and thought I’d pair it with a summer view from last year. The winter scene is dominated by blues and browns, the play of light and shadow is dominant. I love the color of shadows in the winter and the crisp air on a sunny day, making the vision sharp and hard edged. In the summer, the view seems cushioned in greens and blues. There are a lot of red pines overlooking the lake and I tried to indicate those needles in the striped lines within squares and also the * form, which is a simplification of viewing the needle cluster straight on.
Lake Sylvan 5, 36X48″, 2016