'Fog Descending' by Jerry Kirk

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Expressionist landscape of a wooded area in Boone, NC. Inspired by mornings spent walking the forests of Western NC. Acrylic on canvas • 48″ × 36″ • 2009 • The original is available for purchase.

MOUNTAIN WINTER WALK

The trees breathe whispers
that only I can hear. Blue
mountains fade as fog

clings desperate and
enveloping. Black hawk
against greying sky.

The sprinkle spit of snow
an annoying tease. Paper
thin crinkle to remaining

leaves crunch crunching
under foot. Shadows stretch
long fingers across the hard

hard earth as crooked trees
reach skinny limbed up, up,
touching God’s sleeve.

The tranquility of isolation.
A slow, deliberate seduction.
The echo of whispers caressing

my cold, cold ears.

Words and image ©Jerry L. Kirk

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As an Expressionist Painter I have won several awards, most notable being an Emerging Artist Grant from the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte/Mecklenburg. I have exhibited my work in galleries and festivals throughout the Southeast and my work is included in both corporate and private collections worldwide.

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  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 4 years ago

    You really know your trees and shadows! This is great!

  • 2 of my favorite things to paint, Lynda! Thank you.

    – Jerry Kirk

  • Mandy Kerr
    Mandy Kerrabout 4 years ago

    beautiful work

  • You are very kind, Mayou.

    – Jerry Kirk

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations! – MrsWillow has selected this work to be featured – 17 September 2010

  • That’s wonderful! Thank you!

    – Jerry Kirk

  • GwynArdyth
    GwynArdythabout 4 years ago

    This is beautiful Jerry – you’ve captured that special quality of light so well!

  • I appreciate the kind words, Gwyn.

    – Jerry Kirk

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 4 years ago


    Celebrating Art & Artists Challenge, October 23rd, 2010
    Challenge Winner Forum
    Mary

  • That’s fantastic! Thank you, Mary.

    – Jerry Kirk

  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 4 years ago

    you are a tree lover like I,, especially naked trees,, then I paint leafs separately, I am REALLY enjoying this one,, just the hues of blues and black and white,, very effective, peace and love linmarie
    “awesome”

  • I do love trees, Linmarie and really enjoy painting them… actually I love woods in general – the mystery and the beauty. Thanks for your comments.

    – Jerry Kirk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    great work in this !LIz

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannalmost 4 years ago

    Click here please, will take you directly to our Group

    Please always keep an eye on our Challenges…:)

    .

    Group Host,
    Elisabeta Hermann

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations, your BEATUTIFUL ARTWORK
    was FEATURED in our Group!!!

    Elisabeta Hermann, host

    December 23. 2010

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations again Jerry!!!
    If you have a little time, please check out our Group’s
    “Featured Artworks” Forum Topic,
    to receive your well deserved Congrats from our members…:)

    click here please

    Elisabeta Hermann
    Your host

    December 23. 2010.

  • Awesome!!! Thank you so much, Elisabeta, and Merry Christmas!

    – Jerry Kirk

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