Oil paintings done plein air in western Pennsylvania.
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.
Full time artist living in Pittsburgh, PA. I've been a gravedigger, chicken catcher, landscaper, graphic designer, museum art installer, college instructor, and now, finally, I'm painting everyday, which is what I've been trying to do all along.