Thursday, March 14, 2013


We have had a winter this year. It has been snowing and grey for much of it. I have been painting indoors more this winter than in the past, mainly focusing on some still life setups to play with compositions. It's mainly a time thing. I'm a full time student, and for the past 8 weeks have been spending my time pre student teaching in the public schools, in addition to my 18 credits.

Hunting for subjects will always be my favorite thing to do, and I'm sure that many outdoor painters feel the same way. We are all chasing for that new feeling, the uniqueness of that situation.  I'm lucky that next week is the final week of my pre student teaching. That, combined with the latter sunset means I can get back outdoors 6 days a week. I hope I am not coming off as complaining, but nothing feels better than painting to me. I have bad FOMO syndrome (fear of missing out) and driving 75 miles to school and back makes me a little anxious when the light is good.

That said, here are some paintings that I've done outdoors in the past couple weeks. Every color is out there in the blue landscape, and depending on the time of day they can be very warm.

Fuel Truck 14x18"

The Cat 16x20"

Hidden Valley Light 11x14"

Big Red 12x16"

You've Got Mail 9x12"

Throwing Shadows 8x8"


Dan Corey said...

Lovely as usual.. More snow on the way here, good thing I'm inspired to paint it now!

Kyle Martin said...

Hi Dan,
Glad to hear that the white stuff is treating you well this year. It's looking like temps in the 50's by weeks end here, the beginning of MUD SEASON!!!!

Matthew Holt said...

Kyle, cool pieces man. Really like the mailbox one. Now I wish I would've had more chances to paint the snow!

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

You manage to make Wisconsin winter look much more beautiful than I tend to believe it is. Probably my attitude needs adjusting.