Thursday, December 4, 2014

572 Tractor Track Horizon

Early on Saturday morning, I packed up my canvas bag and headed to the second hill behind(west of) the house. This painting is looking west at the distant escarpment and some gray stratocumulus on the horizon. I was on the very top of the hill and the Oak Ridges Moraine. Although it was sunny, the wind chill grabbed my attention and I worked for a time with my gloves on.
Of special note to me, are the tractor tracks through the grass from a tree-planting trip I made in the fall. The tall grasses were pushed down and the snow was trapped in the tracks. The shadows were very long and multicoloured and I guess that is what caught my eye. The pond in the right foreground drains to the lower left and ultimately the Humber River and eventually, Lake Ontario.

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