Willard Leroy Metcalf: Unfolding Buds (1909)

Willard Leroy Metcalf (American, 1858-1925), Unfolding Buds (1909), Oil on canvas, Unframed: 26 × 29 inches (66 × 73.7 cm), Detroit Institute of Art

“Unfolding Buds” by Willard Metcalf. This painting hangs at the Detroit Institute of Arts

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. shoreacres says:

    Lovely. I saw trees looking just like this last weekend: mostly redbud, but also some white. This is a lovely representation of the way they looked in the countryside.

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    1. I am waiting for redbuds! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Linda. 😎🌺

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  2. gabychops says:

    Thank you for the introduction to a painter I didn’t know. Lovely, although Leonardo da Vinci he is not.


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    1. True! lol Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Joanna. 🙂🌺


      1. gabychops says:

        You are more than welcome!


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  3. sienablue says:

    Thank you for introducing me to Metcalf. This painting reminds me of springtime in TN, where I lived for a few years.

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    1. It reminds me of Tennessee, too. I love the those mountains.Thanks for adding your thoughts this morning, sienablue. 🙂🌺


  4. As always, interesting painting. You know – I keep trying to convince my partner that the main subject shouldn’t always be dead-center in a painting. (Rule of thirds) Yet, he has such a technical mind that he has difficulty wrapping his head around the thought that art should be something that is sometimes messy. So often when I don’t center my subject exactly he mentions it to me. I do stick by my original explanation on it, but I doubt I will ever convince him. The video about this painting and how your eye is drawn around the painting is a perfect example of this process. While art purists may consider it basic, it is present in so many pieces that are above and beyond the picture. We don’t even realize it much of the time unless we think about it.

    Anyway – thank you for another intriguing painting and post. I love it. It is nice to wake up to such positive information.

    Have a great day. 😀

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    1. My pleasure, Sheila! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this. 🙂🌺


  5. penwithlit says:

    Reblogged this on penwithlit and commented:
    A rite of Spring!

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  6. Michele Lee says:

    Lovely and calming video.

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  7. A beautiful understated painting.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Vivienne. 🙂


  8. Adam says:

    Awesome work

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    1. I’m so pleased you enjoy this, Adam. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. 🙂


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