Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

While making this painting of a frozen lake I was thinking of what Andrew's Wyeth has written about fall and winter, "I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show."  

I have a similar feeling about the winter months.  Our emotions and our perceptions of the world around us seem just a bit clearer, a bit crisper, and perhaps a bit closer to surface, without the lushness of the summer foliage.  In creating this image, I enjoyed the beauty of the dawn light bathing the frozen lake as it cracks dramatically.   

Wishing you the freshness of a new year and delight in feeling "the bone structure of the landscape!"
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1 comment:

  1. a nice perspective to have when you live in Chi-town! I like the ice study as well!