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Grateful Notices: Winter Light II, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Exhibited: Bill Hester Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

About this oil:

This is the second version of Winter Light representing the scene off a high altitude, backroad in Colorado. Working from pale-color photographs, I painted both versions at the same time and thoroughly enjoyed working with similar compositions that yielded very different outcomes.

For this second version, the blues are more predominant, varied and combined with a variety of teals purples and yellow. The sky is equally balanced against the dark trees and bright areas. To create that effect, the clouds demanded more complexity and depth and I was glad to follow along.

My goal was to create a more complex, large format piece, more powerful than the smaller, more poetic version and happily, both oils succeeded, each in their own way.

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