“Heathwood, Spring Morning”, oil, 8 x 10”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

“Heathwood, Spring Morning”, oil, 8 x 10”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

Early morning spring light looking out over the fields surrounding Heathwood Hall.

Thoreau said, “One attraction in coming to the woods to live was that I should have leisure and opportunity to see the spring come in.”

One of the joys of painting outside from observation is seeing the seasons change, and in this case, seeing it explode before our eyes as the week went on.

Soft greens in the trees show the new leaf buds getting ready to pop. There was a slight haze as the sun was still pretty low on the horizon and we were facing almost east. It softened the distant woods but left the nearer grasses and fence line more vibrant and crisp.

 

 

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