Painting and Prose by
Janet Whittle Freedman
7 Paintings – Click on any painting for larger view and slide show.
Water views intrigue me. Reflections in an Autumn Pond (in homage to Monet) and Reflections are earlier pieces. Owens Lakebed was inspired by a National Geographic photograph; this painting now hangs in the corporate offices of PNC bank in Baltimore.
I am no longer near the ocean and marsh (though they live strongly in memory). Our new home is on a lake. I am intrigued by the impermanence of the view, the changing surface of the water, a result of fluctuations in weather as well as time of day and year. It can be still or rippled by a breeze, sparkling silver in the sun, engulfed in mist, the range of colors, patterns, movement and reflections ever changing. I expect it to be my subject many times.
“Romania” was inspired by a lake scene photographed by Romanian photographer Ghioc Tudor featured in Smithsonian Magazine.