One of the definitions of the word meridian is: “a point or period of highest development, greatest prosperity, or the like.” I wanted this painting to represent the period of highest development and greatest prosperity in the season of autumn–referring more specifically to the period of the highest intensity of color in the fall leaves–that one day when the leaves have been changing gradually for weeks and suddenly you look around at all the trees and the transformation is overwhelming. The whole world for a short time is made unreal by an unnatural vibrancy.
72″ x 48″, Acrylic on Canvas
A happy little bluebird sits on one of the branches. (Do bluebirds really hang out in this type of tree during this season? I’m not sure, but this one definitely belongs here.)
You can’t really get the full impact of this painting unless you see it in person, because of its large scale.
Here’s what it looks like in a room: