This beautiful work is titled “Australian Gum Trees, Bathurst” and was painted by Australian landscape artist Graham Gercken. It ties in with the audiobook I just finished called “Thornwood House” (reviewed below).
This beautiful painting has been a favorite of mine for many years. Its title is “Lady with a Lute” and it was created by American tonalist Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938). I first saw this lovely piece at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in the early 1980s, and immediately bought a print and had it framed. Although the print cannot convey the charm of the original, I can be reminded each time I glance at it.
So evocative of winter’s cold and early darkness, I love this painting for the atmosphere. The slush on the road, the coating of wet snow on the trees, and clomp of the horse’s hooves with the trickle of water in the stream.