White Pine & Goldenrod, Orion Oaks County Park
- Painted en plein air on 9/13/20 at Orion Oaks County Park
- White Pine
Spending more time in nature while plein air painting has given me a greater awareness and appreciation for the cycles which dictate existence. Being a citizen of a capitalist land-of-plenty means that I often fall into the rapacious expectation to conveniently have everything all the time because it is a part of the culture. When in nature, I begin to contemplate the temporal theme of seasonality, as expressed through events like bloom, migration, decay, dormancy, rebirth, etc. Being congizant of nature's constant flux permits me to feel excitement for the coming and be in mourning for the passing, feelings which are numbed in artificial commercialism. One of nature's recurring events which I anticipate every autumn is the glowing fields of goldenrod in bloom.