Along the Shadowed Ridge

Along the Shadowed Ridge, 12”x16” acrylic

A painting inspired by the ridge that blocks much of the low winter sun. We have loads of snow coming which is inspiring a lot of winter artwork this year.

Though the daylight is brief the combination of snow and moon last night made for a magical evening. I guess it’s only a matter of time before I paint some large moonlight related imagery.

Lake Pend Oreille (muse)

Schweitzer ski runs in the Selkirk Mountains

We are preparing to enter our 4th winter living in North Idaho on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. I realize the calendar says winter starts well into December but that’s not really the case here.

The mountains are accumulating snow and the lower country, where I live, is supposed to get around 10″ of snow next week! I call it the forever snow as it will be on the ground until sometime in April.

The lake drew me here, a muse, an endless source of inspiration. Nature on display in grand fashion. Though winter is long it is exceptionally stunning. I love the snowy silence of winter in the studio. The good time summer vibe is over, but Lake Pend Oreille remains. It turns out I much prefer the desolate waters of winter.

Note: By February I will be pretty excited about summer…

Cabinet Mountains to the East

Timber Stories (SOLD)

Timber Stories, 12”x12” acrylic

I painted this during our first legitimate snowfall on Tuesday. The painting didn’t actually keep me warm but I know it tried.

I only have a couple of these 12″x12″ boards left, I have really enjoyed working at this dimension. Trying to dig through old artworks and sand them down. Reuse existing materials, recycling is a lot of work!