A Walk by the Pond


A Walk by the Pond

June 2016


©2016 Jan Fordyce, Broken Ripple, 36x48 oil and resin on canvas

©2016 Jan Fordyce, Surface Patterns, 36x48 oil and resin on canvas

This painting was juried into the 33rd Annual All Colorado Show! Many thanks to the juror! The exhibition will be on display from June 11th through July 29th at the Curis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Rd. Greenwood Village, Co. 80121. Hours are: Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30.

The opening is: June 11th 5:00-7:30. I hope you can come and see all of the wonderful work from Colorado artists.

A Walk by the Pond

Water is the muse for my paintings. Although many of my paintings have been inspired by the Colorado River I have also been inspired by a pond. The pond is less than a mile from my house on the Highline Canal Trail. It is a place I walk my dog Ellie, ride my bike and observe the water and the changing seasons reflected in the water. The pond has no name, but is home to ducks and geese who visit it during migration. The pond is also home to coyotes and foxes that roam around the area. On a recent walk I observed some baby ducks being escorted by their mom as she led them through wonderful spring green colors of the trees and plants around the pond. The pond is a place of solitude, and also a place constantly changing as the seasons and weather transforms the landscape. As I walk around the pond inspiration is everywhere especially in the water. Below are some images from my walk by the pond.



Ducks, baby geese and the sights of the pond on my walk by the pond.


Studio Assistant Ellie enjoying the spring green grass and hoping to play ball.