Monday, February 22, 2016

Winter Moon Rising Impressionism Original Oil Painting Landscape

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"Winter Moon Rising"
oil on panel 

My young son was amazed that we could actually see the moon rising so quickly above the dry winter fields.  I explained to him that it's warm glow was actually that color because of the beautiful setting sun shining on the moon.   He was so enthralled by the experience.   A special moment added to the joy of painting this experience. 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Fields in February Contemporary Impressionism Original Daily Oil Paintings

"Fields in February"
oil on panel 

Yes, you may feel like you are seeing double.  I painting this same scene about a week ago.  I loved it so much I painted it again but when the sun rose higher in the sky just minutes later.  This beautiful scene was on my way to church.  The sunrise brought the snow in the fields aglow.  I painted this with one big brush and just a few strokes of a smaller brush for the trees and grasses.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Winter Oil Sketch Original Impressionism Painting

Winter oil sketch 
oil on panel 

Daily exercise in painting.  The morning was cold and quiet.   The ice fog made the atmosphere "kiss" the horizon.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cold Wind Rural Landscape Original Oil Painting

"Cold Wind"
oil on panel 

A Midwestern landscape in February.   Not much snow this year.  Winter can be quite gray.  But thankfully there is still quite a bit of color if you look in the right places. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Feels Like Spring Original Landscape Oil Painting

"Feels Like Spring"
oil on panel 

Feels good to be painting again after my sinus surgery.  I am not back 100% but happy to be on the road to recovery.  Sometimes we live with a condition so long we don't realize how crummy of a condition we are in.  I will be happy to be breathing better.  Who knows, I may have a bit more energy too!

Enjoy the Super Bowl this weekend!  This Indiana girl is rooting for Peyton :)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Cow Painting Impressionism Farm Life

"Chatting with the Girls"
oil on panel 

These cows looked like they were deep in conversation.   I enjoyed staying loose with this one. Studying the light and shadows on their beautiful hides and the shapes of the cows so close together.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Impressionism Contemporary Art Original Oil Painting Landscape

Oil on panel 

I focused on the light, shapes and the feel of the cold frosty day in the low light.  The fleeting spark of light as the sun slips beyond the horizon gave great contrast to the cool blues and lavenders.

Nice to hear that the groundhog did not see his shadow today and that Spring may be sooner than later.  Have a great night!