|"Winter Closing In"|
This year I have painted the beginning and the end of winter. In the painting "Winter Closing In" the first snowflakes of the season are falling gently from the sky over Boldt Castle. Only the stag, a symbol of George Boldt's European lineage, is there to witness the silent snowfall as Fall fades away and Winter closes in.
"Spring Thaw" is a totally different take on Winter. After a long cold Winter it's good to see the land and water coming to life again.
In this acrylic painting we see the ice breaking up in front of Calumet Island. The water is still icy cold and the trees are bare, but we see hints of Spring in the warm colors peeking around the cool blues and purples.
The Art of Winter opens February 5 at the Thousand Islands Arts Center, 314 John St. Clayton, NY and will run through April 1.