Sunday, December 20, 2015

"Steamboat Snow", 9x12"

"Steamboat Snow"
oil on canvas, 9x12" (sold)

Snow has been very scarce here in the midwest this year.  I painted this piece after walking in the mountains in Steamboat Springs over Thanksgiving while we were visiting our sons there.

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your support through the year by following my blog, and maybe giving me a bit of feedback now and then.  One of the greatest gifts to me is when one of you passes my blog on to another friend that you think might enjoy it.  Knowing that you are "out there", reading what I say and seeing what I've painted makes everything I do worthwhile.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

"Autumn in Giverny", 16x20", oil on linen

"Autumn in Giverny", 16x20", oil on linen
At the Petter Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan
(269) 857-2230

I'm continuing to work from my references from France.  I knew when I saw this scene in Monet's garden that it had many elements which would make it recognizable as Giverny: the lily pads, the little pink and green building, and the purple/pink reflections in the water.  The leaves had just started to turn and to begin dropping into the water like colorful little jewels.  I enjoyed painting this piece so much-- I hope you enjoy it too!