Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Art and Beauty Tuesday--A Shady Spot
This painting, A Shady Spot on a Summer's Day by Henry William Banks Davis, really made me think of the cows that live up the street from us and huddle under the tree that boarders the stream they drink from. I love looking at them when I drive by, especially the babies. In spite of the title, what I notice in this painting is the light. Everywhere there seems to be light. And, in spite of the proliferation of light, Davis really turns up the amperage on the stream where the water blindingly reflects the sunlight. This definitely captures the heat of midsummer.