A moment in time

Frequently, the most compelling images to paint are the most fleeting: the clouds that quickly morph and dissolve, the light that briefly transforms the everyday, the moments that are glorious but transient. Frustration at falling short, of failing to capture complexity, is inevitable, but perhaps pinning it down is besides the point, contrary to the magic. Perhaps a vestige of it is enough.

Upton Lake, Clouds, 1:15 pm, November 28th, 2020
Upton Lake,12:30 pm, November 28th, 2020
Setting Sun, Hobbs Lane, Clinton Corners, 3:50 pm,
November 28th, 2020
Hobbs Lane, MG Painting 3:51pm,
PHOTO – Mark Powell
Golden Hour, Hobbs Lane,
November 28th, 2020

A different moment in time, is the derelict barn. I have watched it deteriorate for nine years, but on this particular Sunday it’s slow demise seemed particularly poignant and beautiful.

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Derelict Barn, Buttercup Audubon Preserve, 1:00 pm, November 29th, 2020

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  1. Your blogs are transporting highlights throughout the pandemic! The fleeting, atmospheric effects you capture are the best possible escapism and inspiration. xo

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