Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bearing Failure

A great quote about bearing failure by alpinist Alex Lowe that helps me keep my chin up on bad painting days: "There are people who can't bear to fail. Those people are on the short track, as far as their careers go. You have to push hard, do hard things. But you also have to be able to say, 'OK, today's not the day.'"

Monday, February 23, 2015

Tracks in Snow

 
11 x 11 inches, oil on board, 2015. This scene looks peaceful but the cold wind was wicked, and I needed to stand facing into it to paint these sweeping tire tracks. Again, good for hurrying me along -- no second-guessing!

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Reeds and Sun
























12 x 10 inches, oil on board, 2015. Reeds lit by sun between gaps of cloud...My winter-starved eyes eat up these warm, brilliant colors.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Cold Reeds and Snow
























12 x 10 inches, oil on board, 2015. Extremely cold and windy, which can be a good thing since it makes me work fast! The bright ice and snow define the beautiful forms of the cattails, and the deep blue of the shadows is so intense it reminds me of summer colors -- feels almost warm. 

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cool Cattails






















12 x 10 inches, oil on board, 2014. Painting cattails can be like putting together a puzzle: piecing together parts and connections from a jumble of shapes and tones...At the very end, almost out of time, this seemed to resolve into a balance of order and chaos.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Gold Reeds and Blue

























14 x 11 inches, oil on board, 2014. One of those brilliant sunny days where the water is deep blue and the reeds are dazzlingly bright; trying to capture the feeling of limitless depth behind the reeds in the water/reflected sky. 

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