The Intimate Forest

A Celebration of the Beauty of Nature in Oil Paintings by Harlan


winter cattails

Winter Cattails

30x24 1995

In the Artist's Collection

This is a painting of my pond and the hill beyond it. It looks nothing like this today. All those small trees are forty or more feet high. We built a dock on the far side of the pond and a pagoda half way up the hillside. There aren't even any cattails in my pond any more. I keep this painting as a reminder of how things here have changed over time.