Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Late Afternoon Glow

"Late Afternoon Glow"
24"x 24" oil on canvas

The Alaskan winter days have beautiful lighting.  It's either looking like sunrise or sunset most of the day, unless it's plain 'ol darkness...then it's just dark.

This painting was done from a reference photo taken at 3:30 pm.  The sun just rides along the horizon in December.  This glass building was glowing.  If I turned around, I wouldn't be able to see the sun from my vantage point....but this building was reflecting everything from the southern skyline.

Traffic....if your a night lights junkie like me, traffic in the winter up here is pretty beautiful.  
And if I'm not wearing my glasses... all those lights have a large halo effect.  

Of course, this painting and the colors are filtered through my heart and mind...
a little bit amped up...... cause that's what I see.

Artists, don't be a journalist with your art......be a poet.  
Show the world your heart.  Don't be scared... show us what you're made of. 
I love that about art.

Thanks for looking!!
 and reading.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

First painting of 2017

Tangerines and an Apple
12" x 12" oil on canvas

It's wonderful to be smearing oil paint again.

It's winter wonderland here in Anchorage, Alaska...so all seems to be white, blue and different shades of grey.  This is a great way to infuse my brain with color.....saturate my view with warm, vibrant colors. 

Happy New Year everyone!
I hope 2017 blesses you with love, good health and happiness!