Winter Weather, 2008. oil on panel 8 x 10
In this small painting I am beginning to explore winter/rainy weather. It is something a little different for me since I've spent the better part of fifteen years painting basically only summer. Fall and Winter would roll around and I would just ignore these seasons in my paintings. I was so interested in the painting problems of summer that I didn't think about the other seasons. Then this winter I started thinking how I could paint a valley covered in winter. This is one of my first.
When I told a friend of mine that I was starting to paint a different season, after so many years, he said that at that rate I could paint the valley for at least sixty years.
Sounds good to me.