Moody, Minimalist Landscape Painting

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Winter Series

Perhaps it is because of the non-winter of 2012. Maybe it reflects the variety of weather and color that we are experiencing this year. In any case, at the beginning of 2013, I looked around my studio and saw that I had a series of winter images emerging. This is not something I normally do, creating a grouping based on a season, especially one that is so…charged? Controversial?

Since we do not reliably have snow cover in winter anymore, these images vary from a minimalist snowy field with bits of reddish vegetation poking out at the top, to a view of the Walkill with no snow cover at all.

Two of them were inspired by photos posted by friends on Facebook, used, of course, with their permission. This is something that I don’t seek out, having enough reference in my studio to last me about 500 years. But when I see the right thing…hard to resist!

About half were started in 2012, but all have been finished in the month of January.

Enjoy!

White Field, 20"x40", 2013.

White Field, 20″x40″, 2013.

Riverglimpse in December, 36"x48", 2012.

Riverglimpse in December, 36″x48″, 2013.

Winter Cloudbank, 12"x12", 2013.

Winter Cloudbank, 12″x12″, 2013.

Cranberry Bog in Reds, 48"x24", 2013.

Cranberry Bog in Reds, 48″x24″, 2013.

Winter Field, 10"X30", 2013.

Winter Field, 10″X30″, 2013.

Soft Snow/Approaching Cars, 12"X12", 2013.

Soft Snow/Approaching Cars, 12″X12″, 2013.