Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Snow and a show
I have finally gotten around to painting a seasonal scene. A warm location is always my first choice, but winter shadows on a sunny day are hard to resist. One of the things that attracts me to a subject like this, is contrast: shadows vs. light, cool vs. warm, sharp focus vs. soft. These things can make about any subject more interesting and dynamic. Trying to capture them is one of the reasons I don't get tired of painting. Winter brook, oil, 14" x 10"
On another note, I just installed artwork for a group show of the Glenview Art League at The BookMarket in the Glen Town Center. I was happy to find out another graphic designer/painter I knew joined the group: Deb Anderson. She has some great pieces in the show and she's also, like me, a North Park University alum.