Scott Yablonski

First Light

Oil on Belgian linen

18" x 24"


Canada Goose

First Light is a celebration of the spotlight effect of early morning light as it illuminates the blue snow of dawn. Aside from the interesting light effects as night turns to day, the Japanese Maple was an integral part of the composition. Its dark trunk and branches in relief punctuated by the drooping leaf forms–some lit to a fiery orange–frames the Canada Goose. The goose is just waking and is ready to move on from its overnight roost.