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In case you are wondering why I haven't been blogging often lately, here is why. I came down with shingles over the Christmas holidays. Yes, shingles. Yes, it really hurts! So I have been taking it easy. Yesterday I felt a little better and overdid things. Boy, a big mistake. There is no reason, however, why I should always talk about new paintings. I have plenty of old paintings to share with my readers. Today I am going to share one of my all-time favorite paintings.
In northern Virginia, where I live, we get very little snow in some winters. 2012-13 seems to be such a winter as well. Anyhow, this particular winter was one of those disappointing ones. So when we had a little snow overnight, I was eager to take a walk in the neighborhood park. There I saw this scene of the mellow winter afternoon sun casting long shadows over the fallen logs. You wouldn't believe from the painting, but on top of the hill were suburban homes, which I edited out. The painting was juried into The Art League show in Alexandria, VA in 2007.
"Winter Shadows" hangs proudly in my living room. I don't paint this big very often, which is a shame. I could play with subtle changes in color temperature and soft/hard edges throughout the canvas, while maintaining the mood of a brilliant light pouring through and uplifting the viewer. Do you feel like you are standing in the woods and looking up?