Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


'November Flurries Coming' - oil on linen - 16x20 © Marc R. Hanson '08



'Raking Light' - oil on linen - 10x25 © Marc R. Hanson '08

6 comments:

Solvay said...

LOVE Raking Light!

GREAT LIGHT!!!

Beautiful!

(I like the other one, too - great sky, too, but I'm cold, and that one is what it looks like outside, and Raking Light warmed me up - so, on this particular day, I'm raving about that one!)

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for the eye feast!
: )
Solveg

Donna T said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Marc! As usual, incredibly beautiful paintings! November Flurries is exactly the way the sky looks before the flakes start flying - that last burst of light before the dark skies take over. The subtle grays in this one really make it feel like winter. I love Raking Light too, don't want to play favorites. :)

Marc R. Hanson said...

Hi Solveg... Thank you! If I made you feel cold, then I did good. But I'm glad to warm you up with the other one too.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Donna... And to you. :) It's that time of year to start getting out the large tubes of white. If the colds and flu didn't come with the chill of winter, I wouldn't mind a bit.

Christopher O'Handley said...

Happy Thanksgiving Marc. That "Flurries" painting is amazing. You really nailed the feeling and color relationships. I've tried to do similar paintings and never (yet) captured those colors quite right.

Book looks good too! May have to splurge for one.

Chris

Marc R. Hanson said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Chris.
That painting has quite a few layers of scumbling and glazes on it. I have been using some mediums on paintings in the studio in order to take time to build depth and layers. An alla prima painting is nice for some things. But when trying to build a surface that is complicated, layering, scraping, scumbling, glazing, all add to the interest.
Anyway, glad that you liked it and thanks for the comments.
The quality of the books through Blurb is Outstanding!!! I was really impressed.