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!"