Wednesday, December 1, 2010

bear field, leaving

late November field

This is the last "bear" field for the year, a small pastel painting from a sketch at "my" field, about two miles from home.  (I have sketched at that field almost weekly since the spring.)  Today snow covered the fields.  Bears and bear fields will be dormant, ungrowing, for quite awhile, five months at least.  Any latent growth is below ground now.

I started with a layer of ashey cool grey and cool sienna for the earth.  Leaves and some white seed heads fluttered around the page.  The queen anne's lace, like an old, still-elegant queen, held itself apart-- not fallen--but dusty-crystalline, no longer gold.  Brittleness suffused color throughout the field.

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