I have been busy painting up a storm in my studio and keeping some of these as surprises for when I finally open up my online gallery. It will be a sort of cyber-opening so I will expect all to grab a glass of wine and go through the works once it is ready. I will, of course, send invitations to all who are following this blog.
Creek in Winter, 5"x4" Oil on Canvas board.
I didn't want to leave the blog idle though, so here is a small work that I did yesterday.
Last winter I went on a plein air session in the Niagara Falls area and stopped to sketch this creek as it was thawing. I took some reference photos for future use as well. I picked this photo up yesterday and played with a sombre split complementary to interpret the scene. Colour and music! Nothing can covey a mood any better.