Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January 11, 2011 Painting a memory of morning.

I wrote this quote exactly one week ago, right after getting home from a yoga practice. The morning was stunning. I decided then to paint it from memory as best I could. This is the result.

"Watching four trumpeter swans flying through and into the smokey, rose tinted peach color of a -6ºF morning.Lifting across the lofted fields of fresh snow, warmed by the potential of the sunrise.All given while on the way home at 7am from mind, body and spiritual rejuvenation; what a beautiful morning!"


'January 4, 2011 at 7a.m.' - oil on board - 16x24 © Marc R. Hanson '11

Detail...

18 comments:

Jeremy Elder said...

Whoa... spectacular. I am at a loss for words.

Sonya Johnson said...

Sublime. And absolutely masterful. This painting captures what I love about winter.

Sri Debi said...

Marc, marvelous work! I feel the cold and quiet of that moring filterd through your memory.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Jeremy, Sonya and Debra! Your comments really help because I almost thought this was too simple. Trying not to feel like there 'has to be' more. ;)

Chantal Samson said...

Wow, speechless. Inspiring.

SamArtDog said...

You've taken away words with this and left only breath.
Hmmm...

Trish King Slaven said...

You have a beautiful memory Marc. This one is stunning!

Erik said...

Wow, this one surely sets the standard for 2011. Very inspiring.

Steve Baker said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I don't think it's simple at all. My eye travels round and round with the subtle shift in hue and temp. I'm guessing it has even more impact full size.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thank you Chantal! :)

SamArtDog... Not even a whine or a bark left? Now I can market myself as the 'dog silencer'! ;) Thanks, your comments are deeply meaningful, I only kid slightly. ;)

Thank you Trish.

Hi Erik! I appreciate that.

Happy to hear Steve. Well yes, life is so much better than the digital world. It is a subtle one for sure and a lot of that got lost in the pic. But it's close. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

There is a very dreamy, subdued feel to this painting. I suppose meditative would be a good word to use, because it seems to describe your mind-set and the fruit of that mind-set. Very nice, your work is beautiful.

Ct said...

This is so nice. It is really not very easy to paint all those greys.
you did a great job. JUST LOVE IT

Susan Hediger-Matteson said...

This is just lovely, it has the feeling like it is out of a dream. I think it is the "too simple" that makes it so evocative.

liz wiltzen said...

Wow...

Barbara said...

Wonderful! Certainly a different scene than my trip home from yoga. Namaste.

Shared Visions by Leslie Kruzicki said...

I'm not sure there is such a thing as too simple.
I love the subtlety of it. It is filled with the essence of a moment in time.

Mike Neilson said...

Breathtaking, Marc. You really captured the quiet beauty of winter in this one.

Jala Pfaff said...

Stunning.