Painting and Prose by Janet Whittle Freedman



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I am no longer near the ocean and marsh, but our new home is on a lake, so I return to water subjects once again.

I am intrigued by the impermanence of our view, especially the changing surface of the lake 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 may be my subject many times.

I occasionally work from photographs as well. Romania” is inspired  by sections of a lake scene photographed by Romanian photographer Ghioc Tudor and featured in Smithsonian Magazine. I found the texture or the tree trunks and lake reflections interesting and thus adapted it into this recent work.