Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cold Maine Morning, 8x10, oil

Spring, where are you?  I'm looking out my window watching the snow fall again, adding more white to an already white landscape.

Yesterday, in class, I hope we have painted the last snow scene for this winter. Working with white is always a challenge because technically white is not a color and should never be used alone. The color of snow is influenced by its surroundings and must be tempered with subtle color and temperature shifts. These subtle additions are determined by the color of the light, the sky, trees and objects in the area.  If you take the time to really look, you will see an amazing amount of color in snow.

I, for one, am tired of looking at snow and look forward to spring greens, which are even harder to paint.  But it is a challenge I'll accept and share with you. Hopefully, soon!

Cold Maine Morning, 8x10, oil, SOLD

This painting now lives in Newfoundland.

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