I chose the Forest stream art piece for my paper. It is done by Harriet Dyer Adams in 1910. It is an oil on an 11x14 canvas. The contour of the lines in this painting really make it an exceptional piece to admire. The tree trunk and branches would be similar to any other tree had the artist not used great detail in her lines. The stream is flowing full in the beginning of the piece but as it goes in the distance it gets narrow.
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The color used really depicts a full lush forest at its greenest. The light however seems that maybe the sun has sat or that the trees are so thick that little light shows through.
Personally to me this is a personal place that the artist visited often and felt inspired enough to share it with everyone. To use the colors that she did seems to me that maybe she preferred it at a certain time of day. The green in the trees also says that she preferred this to the color of the fall leaves. The color of the stream was one of the concepts that pulled me in with this painting. The texture of the oil on the canvas also is a big part of this painting as it gives it almost a realistic feel that makes you want to touch it to see if it is real.
The only thing that I could think about this painting that could potentially make it better for me is if it was on a bigger canvas. I absolutely adore this painting. It reminds me of a hike I took in the woods with my husband when we found a little stream running through the woods. This piece is something that I would most definitely love to have in my home. It brings a sense of serenity and peacefulness with it. This piece was the first one that really drew me in at the museum and realized that because I had a similar situation with the stream and forest that I would love to write about it.