Monday, February 16, 2015

Snow Day

24 x 36 Oil on Stretched Canvas

We are in the midst of the second blizzard and the fourth major snow storm in a three week period- SO much snow.  Most of our time these days involves shoveling and staying warm.  But- snow days do have some great aspects that you never experience otherwise- great time together, good food, rest, reading and of course time to create.  I had a wonderful morning in the studio creating this large piece reflecting my impressions of the storms that have come in waves recently.  There is both a violence and a calm- days of stark white and skies of bright blue.  I don't often paint abstracts, but when I do I find them to draw on emotion and to require a different focus and intensity.  Really a great experience.