Monday, April 29, 2013

Singleton Snow

The snow that was foretold by the sunrise altocumulus had arrived. It was too snowy and cold to work outside overlooking Jim Day Rapids so I had to retreat to the studio. You can paint outside in light snow. The snow mixes a bit with the paint and changes it to a oatmeal consistency which isn't all that bad - it gives a lot of texture to the final work. I painted without my glasses in order to concentrate on shape and colour - and not fiddle with brush strokes and the finish of the oil on the canvas.

1 comment:

Aleta Karstad said...

That's an awesome painting, Phil! Isn't it true that often the painting situations that present the most problematic conditions end up having a special charm!
This one has almost the quality of a watercolour, it's so fresh!