Sunday, January 22, 2012

NYC Winter Morning Sunshine

This is my first attempt at a city scape. I ran outside with my camera when I saw the early morning sunlight illuminating the upper east side streets as New Yorkers were heading to work and school last week. I hope this painting conveys my joy at the sunshine overcoming the darkness of a cold winter's night. The bicycle shop on the corner, SOULCYCLE, expresses it all.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Herding Buffalo in Winter

I was excited to paint this striking scene from a photo my son-in-law took while on watch with the Buffalo Field Campaign in Yellowstone, Montana in December. I chose a limited palette for this stark, but beautiful winter landscape. Inspired by the many masterpiece paintings I saw during my visit to NYC last week I want to spend every day painting for the rest of my life! It is such a joy!