I think that I'm seeing the benefits now of having spent all last April outside painting the early spring color. This is a studio painting painted from some reference that I gathered a few years ago or more. Sometimes we aren't ready to use an impression of a place until it's had time to germinate, and until we've had time to advance towards it. I love this area and have painted it, hunted it, photographed it and probably put on a good share of the 263,700 miles that are on my truck... driving in and around it. The conceptual part of this painting was formed a few years ago. Last April gave me help with the tools to see it out to the finished painting, and this spring it arrived. I hope that you enjoy it as a celebration of Spring.
This painting along with the last two paintings posted here, 'July Mill Pond' and 'Labor Day' are part of a group of paintings that are on their way to Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, MA on Cape Cod.
'Spring Arrives' - oil on board - 16x20 © Marc R. Hanson '10