Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The first of winter

This has been a great winter. Plenty of snow sunshine and skiing. My schedule has opened up, because the semester is over, and instead of just school painting and work I can reintroduce some of my other favorite activities.

In the winter it is hard to paint in the country, because one cannot pull their car onto the shoulder and work. We had a very warm and rainy day that melted much of our snow, which lead to being able to work.

oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches.

This is just down the street from my house, the parking lot for the Farmers Station. I was really interested in the shaded foreground playing against the sunlit house. Of course this did not last long and haze moved in changing the effect. I'm watching the weather for a morning that is guaranteed to be sunny (is there such a thing?) and would like to return with a larger canvas.

oil on canvas 11 x 14 inches.

Thanks for stopping in, and stay warm out there!