March Wind Across the Hills
oil on canvas
This piece is about transition and movement.
The hills of Central Massachusetts in March are lit by the much stronger spring sunlight, animated by the still chilly and wild North wind, and colored by dry grasses, patches of lingering snow, and low areas of rich mud.
Green growth has not yet begun to push, but you know it is there, just below the surface.
In a few warm days the whole scene changes, like when The Wizard of Oz goes to color.
So, yes, it is a landscape, but really, it is a lifescape: transition and movement.