Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Winter Haven, 12" x 24" original oil on linen

Winter Haven, original oil on linen
"Winter Haven"
12 x 24 original oil on linen
With my studio work, I was always lag behind the actual season. So even though we're steadily progressing into spring, I'm still exploring winter source material from this past season. This new panoramic landscape, "Winter Haven," was inspired by a sunset vista just outside of Pine Grove Mills, Pennsylvania this past January.

I love to explore color contrasts in my artwork and winter subjects are fun because of the juxtaposition of warm and cool colors. While this type of palette has figured heavily in my pastel work in the past, it's fun to explore it anew in this medium.