Depot Pond

Depot Pond
24" x 20"

I don’t sign a painting until I consider it finished. I signed this one and went to sleep. That night, I dreamt of six specific changes to make to the painting – small things, but very particular. Make one of the greens in the corner more neutral. Make the circular shape in the center more triangular. When I woke up, I remembered all six changes and immediately made the changes to the painting. The painting had been merely acceptable; now it held together with consistency and without distraction, a serene representation of the scenery.