Description: It is high summer, a time of green foliage and ripening fruit. Among the residents of the orchard at Settler's Farm is a large russet apple tree. A seemingly random movement of leaves marks the foraging of some small bird, and I strain to see what it might be. The complex patterns of sunlight and shadow frustrate my attempts at making a clear sighting, but just as I am about to give up a sudden burst of bright yellow appears quite close at hand. It is a transient thing though, and just as suddenly as it appears the yellow warbler was once again hidden in the depths of the tree. Gone from sight, but vividly impressed in memory, the act of painting re-creates a brief instant that can be savoured at leisure.
Medium: Oil on Russian Birch