Once again trying to capture the feeling of snow falling on the lake. This is another 24″x30″ acrylic painting on panel.
Mark making is always an important element in my painting process. I was pleased with the results on this piece. The suggestion of movement and precipitation is there but it also has an expressive quality that elevates the image.
Watching snow fall onto the rough water of Lake Pend Oreille is inspirational! There is a hypnotic quality to the combined movements of drifting flakes and rolling waves. I am playing around with this idea in some recent works, this is one of the larger paintings.
Here is a collection of 10’x10′ studies I have painted this week. Lake Pend Oreille is frozen along much of it’s shoreline reluctantly giving up the ice to March. Giant clouds roll across the landscape in a constant dramatic shift. Photos don’t seem to do the beauty justice and my paintings barely hint at the spectacle…. we do what we can.
Openings of water are appearing on the frozen lake. They look like rivers and ponds forming in the icy field. I have been inspired to use the imagery as a jumping off point for some small paintings. These are 10″x10″ open acrylic paintings.
I finished these there paintings this week. I still need to sign them and mount hangers on the back but the art is done. They are all 18″ x 18″ acrylic paintings. I’m getting down to the wire for my solo show (it is the end of the month). I have a handful of additional paintings I am currently working on which may or may not make the cut… plus there are three paintings I’m really hoping to do before the show.
Which of these three paintings do you like the best?
Somewhere along the road I fell back into another painting habit, cloud scapes. Often the most simplistic image speaks to me the most.
I think this is probably the reason I still paint. You have fun making a mess and then there is a flash of magic. You can’t take credit for it because it can not be reproduced. The brush was in your hand so…? It is the mystery of life and everything unknown suddenly feeling fine.
This is the last bison skull painting in the series, the last one I am going to do for a while. I experimented with a bit of blue which gave the painting an interesting look. Along with the texture it has a bit of an underwater feeling to it.