Dreary Path

A gentle rain transforms the Lambertville towpath into a mirror that reflects the lowering clouds and lifeless trees. A cool mist drifts up from the Delaware Canal and cloaks the path ahead. A thick carpet of dead leaves on each side provides the only warmth in this dull, gray landscape.
Acrylic on Canvas – 30 x 24 inches – SOLD
This is the first landscape I painted after moving to Pennsylvania. Sara and I took a walk along the Lambertville towpath but had to stop at this puddle, struck by the mist and the reflections in the water. It was a dreary day but being together lent it a sense of adventure, and I strove to capture that in this piece. The green vines hint at the arrival of spring and remind us that dreary days cannot last forever.