Monday, January 7, 2013

Two seasons, same place, 9 x 12, oil on panel

These two small studies were painted from the exact location two months apart. I revisited this place to see what the lake looked like in winter. I just estimated the composition because I didn't have the autumn painting with me, but it is surprisingly close. The coldness of winter affects how I feel when painting, just as a warm sunny day does. The austere day we had here on Sunday is reflected in the bottom piece. It is an interesting contrast, not just color, but emotion.


  1. When I buy a new house, it seems to be with something more in it, after many minutes, I think about it--- discount oil paintings , my house then seems so beautiful!