Here’s my newest painting, just off the easel.
I am very partial to the elusive beauty of snow. I find new undisturbed snowfall, and it’s hushed sounds, invigorating. Everything seems softened, time appears to slow down and become more patient, homes become more cozy, hot chocolate warmer and sweeter.
I enjoy painting landscapes as they allow more creative free rein than most other subject matter – within realism. I can invite more happy accidents and feel more open to completely inventing passages of the painting. The atmosphere in my final result isn’t as oppressive and moody as I’d imagined it when I first began. But I think the earthy gray color palette I’ve used reasonably reflects the winters here in Virginia.
Huge thanks to my good friend Ryan Cheatham, who graciously allowed me to use his wonderful photo for reference!
Soft and thoughtful landscape. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Shan!
As always I am blown away. You captured the peace of a quiet winter day. And it’s beautiful.
Aww Rio, thanks. You have always been so encouraging and supportive of my creative endeavors.
I’ve seen that field thousands of times. You really captured it. Very nice.
Thanks Blake. I’m glad it looks like the place. I’ve actually just been trying to locate the exact location via Google Maps.
Beautiul. Makes me wish I was home to enjoy a little winter weather right now.
Well…if you had been here yesterday, you would have been in a frigid winter wonderland, where ever tree and blade of grass was encased in ice. Today however, it’s a sunny 55°. Crazy bi-polar weather.
I’ve also spent 1000’s of hours in that field and you brought back lots of memories. Thanks for that. Beautiful rendition.
You’re very welcome Brian 😉 That’s a nice sentiment. Thank you for taking the time to look and comment.