Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Painting the Winter Landscape

When I think of painting the winter landscape I think of snow sparkling in the sunlight and long purple and blue shadows stretching across the snow covered ground. Unfortunately here in Central New York we seldom see the bright side of winter. We hardly ever get to ski with the sun on our backs. Instead we have low hanging gray clouds or no clouds at all just a dull sky and dead white snow. If we do see the sun, it is usually accompanied by frigid temperatures. Today is one of those sunny days and true to form, it is about 11 degrees, and the colors are glorious! I have just finished a painting based on another one of those cold glorious days, and just in time for the "Painting the Winter" show at the Thousand Islands Arts Center. The scene is from our backyard at camp. I woke up one morning to find a North Country winter wonderland of new fallen snow sparkling in the early morning sunlight. The painting is titled Winter Morning.

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