Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Late Afternoon in Winter"

As mentioned in previous posts, before moving to New England, I always imagined winter as dark and gray. The clarity of light in winter never ceases to amaze me. In this painting of the Poultney River, I wanted to convey the feeling of late afternoon light, which was clear and warm, hitting the dormant trees while the snow on the ground in the shadows is still cold. Its almost as if nature is giving the trees one last bit of warmth before the long, cold night ahead.
"Late Afternoon in Winter"
oil on canvas, 20 x 24

1 comment:

Cheryl Ratcliff said...

andrew, this is a beautiful scene, I especially like the warm reflections in the water!