4x5 study of snowy woods
Inspired by the jaw dropping, Aldro T. Hibbard show I viewed Monday at Rockport Art Association, I did this is a little study on a scrap of luan, from a photo I took many moons ago for this purpose, trying to get the feeling of a winter day in the woods. I went farther with it but this image taken earlier in the process, is the better one. Concentrating on mixing color and applying it in shapes to suggest trees and a frozen stream, was the goal. I love the rich color nuances in this winter landscape and it was hard to know when to not add another color, no matter how harmonious.
I can only say that I was unable to tear myself away from this stunning show of 125 paintings, and spent two hours virtually alone, except for a few RAA artists who were visiting the show and served as 'companions' with whom I could discuss and exclaim over the beauty of the paintings. Totally soul satisfying and although the drive home was in rush hour, the sunset sky was indescribable and I listened to some great music!
If you wonder where I've been, sometimes I need to focus on what it is that I want to do in terms of my painting. It isn't always clear and the hamster wheel of marketing and selling does not come naturally. As always, I appreciate your comments and am thankful for your encouragement, and I love to paint for you.