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RAINSTORM ON POND, Top To Bottom

Barbara Sparhawk

Carmel, United States

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RAINSTORM ON POND, Top to Bottom
oil on canvas
20 X 30 inches, $1150. USD
What IS the magic in rain hitting the surface of a lake, the ocean, a stream, a pond. A plane of glass gets wind-rippled then punctuated by drops, distorted and pushed and heaved right and left by torrents from the sky.
I wanted to see the turbulent top along with a dunk below. The motion most intense at sky level, then gradually shifting the stems and roots underneath. When I see plants in motion (which is most of the time) I get a fine internal boost, I’m that sure they’re happy. As a friend once said, Of course the wind loves growing things. Otherwise there wouldn’t be poetry.
These are dark Prussian blues, rich greens. Waterlilies on the surface go from pale pink to yellow-whites. Some russet in the stems and great twisting escapades.

(The original oil painting is for sale in my California gallery. Email me if you’re interested. sparhawk@barbarasparhawk.com
The price is $1150. USD.)

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