Thursday, January 31, 2013

Red Leaves and Snow, oil, 16 x 20 (SOLD)

News from the Studio 


 Welcome, and thank you for letting me talk to you about art...

I wanted to share with you one of my recent paintings.

This is the edge of a winter field.  It's the one time when you can really see the red in the cinder ground, and of course those few resistant leaves that refuse to leave the branch.  The storm came through earlier than expected and the nearby tree lost several branches, but that is winter here.  The cold comes and goes, as does the rain, or snow, or that in-between stuff that makes it really hard to walk on the uneven ground after it freezes overnight.  
Why did I choose to paint this scene?  Winter reveals more of the landscape than any other season.  I like the cold silence, where you can hear the sounds of life - birds scratching for the forgotten seed, a distant dog barking, an intense feeling of being alive in the moment between things.

Please visit Paintings from the Oregon Outback, where you can see recent paintings, read interesting articles, and feel inspired. 

No comments: