Friday, October 23, 2009

Overcast and snow

I remember Mitch Baird telling us during our summer workshop that there is much more gray in nature than we think. I thought I would try my hand at ratcheting back the color to try to capture a gray snow scene. This is my start. I'll revisit it in a day or so.
Oil on 9 x 12 canvas panel.

10 comments:

Sheila said...

Hmmm... interesting thought on the gray. I'm liking where this is heading.

IronBear138 said...

I never really thought of it before but Mitch is right. It seems that most of the world is caste in shadows. Maybe a metaphor for our lives. I like where this work is heading. It's only October and I've only lives in FL a few months but I'm already missing the snow.

susan hong-sammons said...

I think your onto something quite nice here. Plus you really capture a sense of "winter."

ArtSparker said...

How lovely, the trees look like dancers poised on a stage.

Caio Fernandes said...

i remember Monet saying ( do i remember he saying ? hahahah ... no . wait , let me start again ).

i remember have read about Monet saying ( much better ) that doesn't exist black in nature , that is the reason he didn't use that color anymore .

but there is black in nature .i see a lot and always remember of this .
and gray too . lots , even inside the most colorful landscapes .

this is a wonderful ... really wonderful work Celeste .

see you !!

j. said...

lovely!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

The trees are entering the picture... not just 'there'... nice work.
I always figure the shadow are purple.
-Jayne

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Cool and suggestive. The shadow shape is perfect!

rahina q.h. said...

thank you for sharing that idea... it hinkw e will all be approaching our easels with this thought in mind. and what you have done so far looks wonderfully moody. r.

Karen said...

I love these snow scenes! I also love the grays in the landscape...makes any color that goes in so much more powerful.