Sunday, November 15, 2009

1st Annual Christmas Show - Arts In General, Marine on St Croix, MN


"Sunday Morning Frost" - oil, 16x20, © Marc R. Hanson '09
This is a new painting painted in the studio. We don't have snow yet. Four artists from the area will be showing in a nearby gallery in December so I am trying to put together a few new pieces for that. This is one.

On Thursday, December 10th, 2009 Tom Maakestad of 'Arts in General' in Marine on St Croix, MN will be hosting an Opening Reception from 5-8pm for his First Annual Christmas Show. The weekend exhibit of his work, Anna Maakestad's, Kami Polzin's and my work will be on display December 11 & 12- 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm in his studio above the Marine General Store.

Tom is a painter, Anna is a potter, Kami and I are both painters. This should be a great exhibit to view, please join us on Thursday night.

20 comments:

Denise R said...

Wow! That is all I can manage to say when I look at this beautiful painting. Plus, I am thinking, how in the world did he do all of this with white? haha! I know it is more than that but this is really impressive Marc!

Jo Castillo said...

This is gorgeous and well done. Good luck on the show, wish I could be there!

Mick Carney said...

There is a wonderful glow about this painting and it rewards close study. The technique you have used in creating values that are close to each other, yet still show degrees of difference that matter is masterly. Love it.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

This is gorgeous Marc - makes me look forward to our winter!
I am certainly going to try and make the show!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Denise. This is a pretty tightly confined painting in terms of value, mostly temperature shifts in 90% of the composition. I'll say that at least on my computer, the color and values are exaggerated. The original is more subtle.

Jo... thanks again. Wish you could be too, would like to meet you. :)

Mick... Thank you very much. I appreciate your scrutiny and understanding.

Deb let's prefer winter from the viewpoint of reference a little longer... It's so nice out right now that I'd hate to see it end. Hope we can see you there. Will be Truffles on a stick from Truffle Hill for sale (cheap), hot cider, mulled wine and appetizers on the deck!!! Sounds good to me, I think I'll go!!! :)

Nancy Moskovitz, artist said...

Your work is beautiful. This one's a show stopper!

Celeste Bergin said...

allow me to join the chorus--wow

Kathy said...

A great painting! I can feel the chill of the air. It's a beautiful rendering of a winter scene and I appreciate the skillful and sensitive rendering.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Nancy, Celeste and Kathy... Thank you for your comments.

Karen Hargett said...

Just beautiful! I hope the show goes well - if this is any indication it will be a great success.

Double "D" said...

You've done a great job of portraying the feeling of space and distance. I can see the hoer frost crystals on the tree limbs. A great capture of the scene and the feeling.

Christopher O'Handley said...

Wow, your control of values and color temperature on this is tremendous! I'm staring at that frosted tree on the right side in amazement. Well done!

I'm wondering, if you have some time, if you'd care to comment on how you go about a painting like this. I can't really tell from the image if it's thinly or thickly painted...but some of it (that tree for example) looks like it had to be dry brushed over dried paint. Did you do color studies and pre-mix all those subtle colors, or did you just paint it and adjust/correct as you went along?

Vicki Sergent said...

Beautiful! Glad you don't have snow (at least that much!) yet. I was worried there for a minute...

Eugene Veszely said...

Another stunning painting.

The exhibition is sure to be a success with works of this quality.

Rob Hazzard said...

Such a dramatic painting using such close values, great sense of cool vs. warm going on

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Marc!.....Love this one! We haven't the snow either....YET! But it's certainly in the air! The frost has been heavy enough each morning for the ground (and windshields-YUK!)... to look snow-covered before the sun rises! Really enjoy visiting your site!

Good luck with the show...and Good Painting!

Warm regards,
Bruce

Dennis Dame said...

Fantastic piece Marc! You really brought me right into the cold and I didn't even have to bundle up!! Super!

Sri Debi said...

You certainly do understand winter.

Claire said...

This is absolutely beautiful. We are having such warm weather here in the East...hope we get some snow for Christmas!

C. Ousley said...

One of the greatest snow paintings I have ever seen! Brrrr, got to find me mittens.