Inside my studio on a very cold December morning. A dream of sunshine and light as the snow brings silence.
This painting is on its way to Texas! Happy to have more sales these days. Making a living as a painter is a difficult but deeply rewarding journey.
It cost nearly as much to ship this small painting to Texas as the huge 40”x30”x5” box I just sent to Oregon. Shipping is so expensive now, particularly out of region.
Inspiration from Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho. This time of year the last sun blasts the mountains to the east. A true spectacle of color.
The limited sunlight of December inspires.
Winter sun is a precious thing. This is one of three little winter light studies I am working on.
December 1st, it seemed like the last day to hike up Gold Hill without snow. So I made the 6 mile round trip excursion this morning. It’s such a beautiful view and great exercise, sorry I didn’t make more hikes to the top this year. As I type this the snow is piling up outside. At this point it is on the ground for the season!
It was in the low 20’s during the hike. By the end I pulled my water bottle out of my jacket and it had frozen!
I have been working on a few of these large (24″x30″) shoreline paintings. This is one of them that is possibly finished.
I am continuing my work on large pieces, at least for me. These atmospheric paintings are 24″x24″. I have a backlog of paintings I have been wanting to work on… not enough time it seems.
With the snow piling up outside I am getting distracted by the stark bright landscapes that surround me… I will probably be shifting gears soon. It has been a long time since I lived in snowy country, I am loving it so far!