Leaving some details undone, this one focuses on the Starkness…Winter is Coming.
Serene Winter sunrise on a path through the mountains. Feel the cold breath in your lungs, see the grasses clinging to life, the promise of the sunrise that Spring will come again.
11 x 14″ Fine oils on Canvas Panel
Sold this one this week! On its way to a new home! 24 x 48, Alaska Seascape
Working on a few possibilities in oil using only Black, White, and Gamblin Torrit Grey. I am carving the horses out of the darkness. Those lumps on the beach may turn into dogs… or maybe a lobster, I haven’t decided.
I am posting this one just because of WordPress’ snow feature! 16 x 20, acrylic on canvas
Sverige för alltid! I looked at the stats for this blog this year- I have 537 views from Sweden! Awesome! So, this week I painted a lake in Sweden, from a Getty image. If you know this lake, please let me know where in Swedenit is. Until then- Tack för att du besöker!!
When Albert Einstein was asked to phrase his Theory of Relativity in laypersons words, he allegedly said, “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT’S relativity.” So.. shovel snow for four months and it’s not pretty. In summer when the heat is intense, this painting is pretty and refreshing. So as a tribute to all of you who survived an especially cold and snowy winter, here is a midnight in the snow scene to cool you off on a hot day. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20″. Monochromatic with Pthalo blue, titanium white and chromatic black.
Nights in White Satin 16 x 20 x 7/8″
The tree is over forty years old, I think. It has survived harsh winters and deep freezes. But what is really impressive is the crabapples that hang on even in the coldest weather. Painting snow uses almost as many colors as painting water. I used a little viridian with umber and red to contrast the red apples better. And here I present, my Mom’s tree. 🙂 Click on the photo to see actual size crabapples.
For this painting of snow, moonlight, and well, darkness, I used pthalo blue, black and white. It’s amazing how many shades this makes. I think this painting evokes cold wind and ice .