This is a scene from the trail up Deer Mountain, in Rocky Mountain National Park, near Estes Park, Colorado. I was snowshoeing in the morning and the thick cover of pines, cast wonderful blue shadows across the snow. This was between the 9000 and 1000 foot level.
I spotted this woman looking at a painting in the National Gallery in Washington, DC. I loved the way her head was perfectly framed, and in a sense, took over the painting.
This photo doesn't do the painting justice. I tried to adjust the color, but it isn't just right. Everything is quite close, except the wall is more of a warmer softer gray than it seems here, and there is a warmer glowing feeling to the whole painting.
Churchill On HMS Prince of Wales 5x7 inches Oil on Masonite
Winston Churchill on board HMS Prince of Wales, in August, 1941. England had been at war with Germany for two years, enduring the nightly bombing raids and threat of invasion from German troops, when Churchill, and President Franklin Roosevelt secretly met in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, to discuss the Atlantic Charter, . Both men set up elaborate ruses, to make people believe they were home in Washington and London. The Prince of Wales, a new battleship, dodged U-Boats across the Atlantic to make the historic meeting. Four months later, Dec. 10, 1941, (three days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the US entrance into the war) HMS Prince of Wales was sunk near Singapore by Japanese aircraft, with 512 crew members perishing.
Mountain Peaks 3 1/2 x 5 inches. Oil on wood panel.
I love looking out and seeing the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains, still covered in snow, even though it is sunny and in the 80s here just a few miles away. The mountains of Colorado got huge amounts of snow this winter. That inspired me to do take out my trusty palette knife and do this piece.
Front Range From Standley Lake 5x7 inches Oil on Masonite
This is a view of the front range of the Rocky Mountains, just before sunrise, from Standley Lake, which is in Westminster, Colorado.This is a view of the front range of the Rocky Mountains, just before sunrise, from Standley Lake, which is in Westminster, Colorado.
There is a glass walkway bridge from the old wing of the Denver Art Museum to the new wing. It gives a wonderful view of the sidewalk below. (Do a search for the museum and you will see it.) In early April, I went to the, "Inspiring Impressionism," exhibit there. These two women were walking in the brilliant Colorado sunshine, and I was struck by the way their shadows danced, as they walked along. They are walking down a slight incline next to the old wing of the museum.
Those who are very observant may look at the building and think the perspective is not right. Part of the problem is that the women are walking downhill, so the bottom of the building is sloping at the same angle, while the windows remain parallel with the floor inside the building, so it makes for an unusual angle.
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“...one doesn't paint a landscape, a seascape, a figure; one paints the effect of a time of day on a landscape, a seascape, or a figure.” --Edouard Manet
Seated Nude, 1973
21 X 25 inches, oil on canvas
45 X 55 inches, oil on canvas
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