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Landscapes 2005-07

Spring (Prelude in G Major)

Spring (Prelude in G Major)

  • Oil on linen
  • Cat. No. 2005.26
  • 45.7 x 55.9 cm (18 x 22 in)
  • The Hall Collection, Alpena, Michigan
  • Slide No. 21/26
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  • Flowering trees are a particular delight, and have always been a favorite painting subject. While painting this on location in a nearby park, passers-by said that at first they thought I was operating a lemonade stand, due to the umbrella I use to shade the canvas. After the 3rd or 4th time, I began to think I'd missed my true calling!
    The title refers to a favorite piano composition by Sergei Rachmaninov.