“Snow Day”

“Snow Day”   18″ x 14″ oil on canvas

I just can’t get enough of that snow!!!  And since today it’s in the high 60’s (completely out of the ordinary for February) I continue to turn to past resources for inspiration.

This oil painting was developed from a photograph of mine from this year.  The image itself was not that great but I was so inspired by the components of the scene when I took the photo that I hoped I could work from the inspiration to paint, filling in the rest as I moved along.  Fortunately, this is a road I travel on quite frequently throughout the year so I am familiar with the location and landscape.  This day was quite blustery and grey all over so I aimed toward pulling out some winter color. Cool blues and a variety of neutrals seemed to pair themselves well.

There’s not a lot for me to say about this other than I really enjoyed painting it and watching it progress.  The process always includes some awareness of fear going on inside myself as to how much more do I go.  Maybe that’s a feeling I will always have and one that at least attunes me to my choice in stopping and letting the work be as it is. 

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