Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Winter Light

This 16"x20" was created in the studio from an 8"x10" plein air reference I painted at my father-in-laws ranch. Warm sunlit conditions with a strong cerulean sky created a nice temperature contrast. What especially caught my eye were the warm hues of the evergreens contrasting the dynamic cool cast shadows. The composition was almost "ready-made" as I found it. I've submitted this painting to the Oil Painters of America's 19th Annual National Juried Exhibition. We'll see if they accept it into the show... I sure hope so!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

First Snow

There's been snow on the ground for a bit here in upstate New York; still I wanted to post this 6"x8" study. It captures that transition time from lovely fall to sleepy winter. I know I feel like hibernating at times :) I love the rich warms that come to life in this type of lighting. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.