Last Sun over the Snow Fields, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches
Exhibiting: Breckenridge Gallery, Breckenridge, CO
The last light is setting up a very subtle, but colorful effect. When we really examine it, snow on the ground is much more than just white. Besides, there are so many ways to represent a scene like this.
How about a Delft blue in the line of trees and why not create a predominately purple sky with touches of pinks, greens and pale cobalt?
Once it was done, the piece comes off looking simple but that was not the case with this one. Sometimes it's the austere compositions that challenge me further to try out new ideas. The simple composition is very responsive to small or large changes on the canvas and it dares you to keep pushing things around.
After all of the work and the parade of changes, the gentle calm still comes through.