Friday, June 12, 2015

Fox Run Pond

One of my favorite local parks is Fox Run on the north side of Colorado Springs. It was the first park my family and I visited after moving to the Springs in 2013. Being refreshingly full of trees it stood out to us as we had become accustomed to the dry and grassy High Plains. It also has two ponds, which they call lakes, but anyone who's been outside the dry West has to chuckle. They are clearly ponds! But as another friend of mine from the Midwest said, "In Colorado, if a puddle lasts more than three days they name it."

I found the shapes and colors of the reflected trees in the water to be much more interesting than the trees themselves.

12" x 16" oil on canvas.


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