“The First of February” 12″X9″ Oil on Masonite $125The paintings I am sharing with you in this blog are the result of short, enjoyable sessions where I just paint whatever strikes me. I have not done this much, as I usually feel the need to have a Big Idea painting going that will take me many weeks to complete and is destined for a scheduled show or our annual sale. Doing big paintings can get to be a slog, so the discovery of a small format has been very liberating! More doing and less thinking.
Monday, February 4, 2008
A Snowy Winter
We are usually lucky to get one or two snowfalls a year, here in Southern Oregon, but this year the snow has come and gone and come and gone several times. When there’s more than an inch or two we don’t even try to get down our driveway which is depicted in this painting, which I did a couple days ago, after arising early and taking a long, meditative walk in the quiet, white world.