This painting has been sold, however prints are available.
I painted this on the site of the cabin built by Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts. Today the location is marked by a heap of stones deposited by visitors however model of the cabin exists on the other side of the park and in my mind I transported it to its original location. I even added smoke from the chimney. The Transcendentalist Philosopher left us many famous quotations and this one is particularly appropriate for a man who chose to live in this tiny wood cabin.
The painting was done in the spring when bright yellow-green leaves were begining to appear while the ground was still covered in leaves from the previous fall.
Michael Cunliffe Thompson is a sailor and an artist. His work is inspired by nature and is expressionist in style. He paints from a sailboat anchored in distant
bays of Maine. Mike began painting full time in 2002 after thirty years as an engineer. He is self-taught and has benefited from critique courses at the DeCordova Museum, Worcester Art Museum and the Cambridge Center Studio School. He has been an active member of the Critique Group at the Concord
Art Association for many years.
Since he began painting full time he has had six solo exhibitions His work has been selected for many juried shows around Massachusetts.
Recently Mike has begun a new series of paintings on the subject of Leda and the Swan. This subject is an...
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