Feb 26

Piper of Dreams

14_01_517_Piper_of_dreams_enh2_800 “Piper of Dreams

Oil on canvas, 13″x21″ wide.

Artist Commentary: This Saturday, I found myself wandering the woods on a glorious late summer’s afternoon. The gilded light of September embraced the mighty oaks and willows, and upon clearing a rise in the forest, I beheld all of the Great River spread out before me. Here among the gentle swellings of this happy land, the waters ran in lazy loops, and islets of grass, fen, and bush burst forth from the distant shallows.

Against this idyll, I perceived a young boy, barefoot, resting against an ancient gnarled oak tree. He was playing a sweet air on a tin whistle, a tune that I could not place: yet it seemed of a piece with the caressing, careless breezes of the River. And as I watched and listened to this haunting tune, I descried, flickering about the child’s curly locks, faint figures that hovered, swooped, and pirouetted in the failing golden light. Magical they seemed, and joy-filled!

Time ceased as I breathed in the perfumed air of forest and fen, hypnotized by the diaphanous creatures dancing about the boy. In my mind, I was among them, following in flight the pulse of that gentle but ancient melody. But then, with one final note from The Piper and one last glimmer of gold from the setting sun, the spell was broken…and I awoke.

13″x21″ wide signed and numbered prints – AVAILABLE! Please click here.

13″x21″ original oil painting – $2000.00 US plus shipping.

To purchase this original painting, please click here.


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