Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Sun, Lost Dog Hill

A very cold and bright Sunday afternoon. A snowmobile trail cuts right through at right of this. For a portion of my walk I need to be prepared to step into the underbrush at a moment's notice.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

January Days

I try to steal some time and put myself in the landscape around lunch.....the little diagrams made on paper always in my breast pocket are produced at times like this. The two little paintings are on gessoed panels....I was lucky to get them done on the same day....about 1.5 hrs painting time in total for both. More and more I sense how important it is to record the days as they pass.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Coyote Hill, Deep Winter

Painted today....we're now into the coldest part of the year. Winter really does deserve a very close study. The range of effects in the short days can be at times dramatic, at other times, subtle.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Wonderful Home!

A big thank you to Kate Lottridge for sending along a photo showing how she framed and presented two of my paintings in her absolutely gorgeous home! It warms my heart to see how the paintings travel....and these two pieces have landed in paradise.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Halfway Home

Midday....on the backroads.....10 minutes from home...the clean, cold smell of sunshine and snow cover in January.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lost Dog Hill, Overcast

Lost Dog Hill as it looked a few days ago.....the way the land is arranged, this location and motif are always there as I leave here and return......noticed many times during the day, in all weather, all seasons. Not even 6:00 p.m. yet but it's dark now. Time for a snow walk and I'll go in that can actually see a great deal in the dark.