Friday, November 26, 2010

New Paintings

I've managed to temporarily break out of my "winter mode" and work on some other subjects.

These are all from the past few days. They are all familiar subjects to me, as I love painting birds and sunsets. I truly never tire of these themes because each and every one is unique. You'll never see the same exact sunset twice, so you never have to paint it twice. It can be rendered differently every time you sit at your easel.

The same with the birds. Different backgrounds and poses. So many compositions,.... so little time.......

Friday, November 19, 2010

Winter Mode

This one was created solely with painting knives.

Ol' Man Winter is sneaking into northern New York and although we've had a couple of very small flurries already, there's been nothing substantial. No ground cover yet!

However, it has gotten me into "Winter Mode" and I've been tackling snow scenes at the easel, as of late. Though I'm not really a big fan of snow, I DO love to paint it!

And I DO really enjoy hiking on my snowshoes behind my home, taking in all the sights of the snow-laden trees, the birds flitting about and the cool blue snow shadows draped across the land. It looks like it'll be a while yet though, before we have enough of an accumulation for that.

These are some paintings I've done over the past couple of weeks, in anticipation of Ol' Man Winter's impending arrival.