Winter has come roaring back to North Idaho. Lake Pend Oreille is freezing and snow is piling up. I was shifting away from my winter paintings, but here is a new one! I do love the dramatic lighting when the sunlight is breaking through the trees in the winter months.
Chill of Time
I am continuing to capture the feelings of February. The daylight is stretching and our winter snow is receding. I know winter has not finished with us.
Winter continues to paint my world. I was not planning more winter scenes but it is drawing me in with its silent magic.
A new winter scene on the studio easel. I love nature, it is a constant source of inspiration and joy. I tend to use nature as a jumping off point. My paintings tend to be fantastical dreamscapes, this is a good example. The paint is also the subject, I obsess over paint blending and mark making.
Winter Guards (SOLD)
I was happy to sell this new painting to a collector in Denver. The painting is on canvas panel so I skipped the floater frame and went with a different style… lucky he also loved the gold frame!
A bit of January’s mood on canvas panel. Each day we gain about a minute of added daylight. I am slowing the passing of time by monitoring this glacial change.
The beauty of winter, an irresistible lure for my brush. The season is long in North Idaho, this one really started early. Like all things it will end, reveling in its splendor while it is visiting.
I love the winter solstice. The days will once again stretch out and we can look forward to the light. In the meantime we can enjoy the low sun magic and winter landscape.
Happy Holidays 2022!
This photo was taken in February 2022, we have much more snow now! The painting is 30”x24”, acrylic and was sold to a client in Denver, Colorado.
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Playing around with some 12”x16” canvas panels in the studio. A bit of exploration for potential larger works to come.