Vernal Equinox has arrived. North Idaho has already had a real taste of spring. A bit more snow in the forecast but it is the last gasp of winter.
The beauty of the low sun and winter light. The magic moments are so brief, impossible to hold. Final studio capture of this piece.
This piece was sold through Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole (a couple years back). It was inspired by the beauty of the Kootenai National Wildlife Refugee in North Idaho.
An experimental older painting I recently dug up. I made a couple modifications and hung it in the studio.
The darkness of this painting seems appropriate for the winter solstice. Looking forward to more daylight!
More inspiration from the forest. I am very fortunate to live close to a National Forest trailhead. I have been using it constantly and it renews my inspiration daily. With so much snow already building up, not sure if I will be able to keep it up… I will try.
I have been painting some of the local colors I see on my early morning hikes. Now it seems that winter has snuck in. This morning I will see if the trail is treacherous. No doubt there will be some winter imagery in the future.
Winter came raging in though Fall is still at work. Time is short on hours, less this time of year. Monochromatic winter looms and palettes shift.
The north woods is a shadowed land in the winter. It is a beautiful and isolated painting paradise. Come summer it is much better.
The last two weeks we saw the final gasps of winter. It seems appropriate that I have just sold this cold landscape painting as a farewell. The creation of this one is detailed on my YouTube channel.