Monday, February 1, 2016

1713 December Morn

I paint a lot of sunrises and sunset. The light is best then. The shadows are long and the lighting unusual. It is the time to paint. But I needed to have a unique title for this painting and ol' Neil Diamond was playing at the time. September Morn was easily adjusted to December Morn which is only appropriate given climate change.

It was a rare December day to be kayaking but that is what I was doing. The cloud was spilling over the upper ridge in heavy sheets of cirrostratus. A system was on the way and the kayaking weather could not last. The cliffs of the south shore of Singleton Lake were impressive, even at this distance. The white pines on the point were very exposed to the winds which kept the gaps in the branches large enough to paint through.
Oils on burnt sienna oil tinted foundation on panel - 8 X 10 (inches). Started 4:00 pm Tuesday January 19th, 2016. The painting place was in the Singleton Studio out of the wind and the occasional heavy snow. The scene location was from my kayak on the morning of December 12th, 2015 in the southwest bay of Singleton Lake near N44.518097 W76.118637. looking southeast across the point of land which is very nearly cut-off to be another island on Singleton Lake.

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