Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Studio Painting


'Christmas Morning' - oil - 12x16 © Marc R. Hanson '09

Well it is the holiday season! I've painted in the field, on the day last year, and taken photos in this area several Christmas mornings, but never have painted the actual morning for fear of running into Santa Clause and interrupting his work. So this one was in honor of one of the most special mornings of the year. When I'm out in the country driving on these kind of mornings, Christmas is what I think of and I like that feeling.

16 comments:

Eugene said...

Wow...jaw drops.

Having never seen a scene like that in life (I've seen snow less than a dozen times) this is amazing.

Vijay said...

Beautiful, in-fact all your paintings are great, Congrates.

Vijay

Tim said...

Is this pleine air? Not alla prima though right? Your lighting is spectacular, really nice Marc. Very inspirational for me and my winter gear!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thanks Eugene. By about the end of February I've seen this scene way too much friend. It's a beautiful time of year.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thanks Vijay.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Hey thanks Tim. No, this is a studio piece with about 2-1/2 days in it. Last year I painted on Christmas day and it was cold, -11'F in the morning. I went out to take pics of the area because as you know on those really cold, clear mornings the color is outrageous. So this is from those reference pics.
I painted that day in the afternoon. It was about 10'F if I remember right. That's completely comfortable if you have the clothing, I imagine you do, and the wind isn't blowing. With wind, screw it, I'm in the studio.

Robin Weiss said...

This is a real beauty Marc! You've put me in the spirit..

Claire said...

This stirs up so many memories of getting up very early Christmas morning to start the celebrations of the day. Marc, this is an amazing painting - it literally took my breath away when it came up on the screen. It is absolutely beautiful.

black bear cabin said...

absolutely beautiful! youve really captured the look and feeling of a crisp morning!
and i agree...come February, those of us in chillier climates are ready for something else...but for now...LOVELY!

Bernie Rosage Jr. said...

This one reads... "peace on earth goodwill toward men"... awesome Marc!

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

Marc,

Your work is wonderful!

Eugene said...

Marc you would probably do well if you sold that as a Christmas card. :-)

Frank P. Ordaz said...

Marc,

This painting has such quiet power.I clicked on it to notice the Christmas lights on the tree...very cool

Karen Hargett said...

This is breathtaking. I can imagine being there. I love the colors and the calmness of the painting - a perfect Christmas morning.

C. Ousley said...

The second best snow painting I have ever seen. :-)

df said...

really beautiful! I'm a new fan.