Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Winter Lake
18x24, oil/linen
One of the wonderful things about doing many small paintings en plein air, is that you have mountains of reference material for larger more developed studio works. That is the case today. A few weeks back I did a plein air painting of this lake. I was especially inspired by the low angle of the sunlight skimming over the tops of the distant trees and brush. The original painting took me right back to that time and place and brought back clear memories of the cold air, the light and the look of the ice and deep, dark water. If you click on the box with the red "X" you can see the original plein air painting.

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