Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Nov. 16, 2010 - Winter Harmony
'Winter Harmony' oil - 14x18 © Marc R. Hanson '10
I tried to stay inside today but just couldn't do it. By about 2:30 I'd had it and threw on the winter garb and headed out of town a couple of miles to paint for the last two hours of useable light.
Although a very overcast day, I'm searching for the beauty in the grays as my challenge. When I first climb out of truck the thought runs through my mind that I must be nuts... there's not a thing interesting to paint. I know better than to let that get to me so I usually stand or walk around to let my color sense adjust. As that happens, I'm amazed at all of the color and am then wondering why I don't have more color in my color box. One that I am definitely taking out next time is Cobalt Violet Light, it's everywhere!
Temps in the mid 30's, not too bad for a winter day. Now if I only had a gallery that liked winter paintings???