Sunday, March 9, 2014

Winter Landscapes



I like the small format for studies because they force you to paint with an economy and looseness to your brush strokes. Going for simple notes of atmosphere and light, pushing the abstract forms with descriptive marks and brushwork. What I hope to gain is an honest response to nature.

Snow is a beautiful and challenging subject, winter has a color all of its own, the soft grays and shadow colors are very subtle. I can understand why some artist have dedicated so much time to them as a subject, they are a genre all of their own.






Levee Road, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) 





Lob-lolly Pines in Snow, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) 





Twisted Sisters, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm) 






December on Cedar Lake, oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches (12.7 cm x 17.8 cm)



Explore - Question - Learn - - Enjoy, Jim