Sunday, February 08, 2009

February Thaw Small Tonalist Winter Landscape

About this Painting: A small tonalist winter landscape capturing the first break in the winter weather. Warm temperatures and sunny skies begin the snow melt and get the sap running in the maple trees. There's lots of thick paint and great texture on the linen along with soft brushwork and the earthy subdued colors of late winter.

Artist: Jan Blencowe

Size: 6x6 in.
Medium: acrylic on linen

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What Inspired this Painting:

Today was the first break in the wintery weather we've been having for sometime now. I sat out on my deck and listened to the snow melt. Amidst the wind chimes singing and the crows cawing I could hear the the melting snow rushing down the drain pipes. When the crows were quiet and the wind died down I could actually hear the snow melt and dribble and drip through last fall's leaves caught along the hedge row and fence.

So, slowly and surely spring is on its way!

"Late February days; and now, at last,
Might you have thought that
Winter's woe was past;
So fair the sky was and so soft the air." - William Morris

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Pilgrim said...

I like the way the line of the clouds imitates the treeline. This is the best yet.

Jan Blencowe said...

Thank you! Clouds can be excellent compositional devices.