This painting is one of three paintings done on September 23, 2015 – the day of the fall equinox.
This is the second one, painted en plein air at Miller’s Pond in Shaftsbury, Vermont. Dense fog blanketed this entire area when I arrived early in the morning. After dense fog had burned off the marsh area, I set up to do this painting.
The sun was bright but still low in the sky. It cast lots of shadow onto the trees and marsh. Here and there a little bit of light would get through, creating bright highlights on the already brown marsh grasses and on the tops of the trees. Shallow slanting shadows were evident on the distant trees.
The sense of early light on an end-of-summer day creates peaceful scene.