Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Seasonal Confusion.

Although the winter months can be quite picturesque, my main source of inspiration is from the summer months. You'll notice from these paintings I am swinging through the seasons. It's quite pleasurable to be able to paint a warm humid scene when there is snow and sleet splattering my studio window. The winter scenes demand a cold clear precision to convey crispness and light. I don't know what tomorrow will bring in terms of painting output. I just don't know from day to day what I will end up with. Hopefully it will be a nice surprise for me and for you.

Dead Branch in Brook. Watercolour 7 x 5 inches.

Four Birches and Snow. Watercolour 7 x 5 inches.


  1. Hello Sir Artist who makes water look like glass and likes shadows on the snow,

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  2. Hello
    Wonderful dreamy your work.thanks for visiting my blog..let us be in touch

  3. Whoa!! Is it just me or is the detail level in your paintings increasing? I had to check the size twice on the Dead Branch painting. Oh, I lament!!! you remind me that I haven't finished a painting this year yet!

  4. I spent fifteen minutes in answer to these comments, especially about detail-madness but blogger mis-behaved and lost my comment. I'll try again later. Phew!

  5. Hello John!

    Thanks for coming by my blog today. These little pieces you have on this site are delightful! You sure do know how to paint trees!


  6. Hi John
    my first visit here..this painting is really good..handling watercolors so delicately is an art, really!Hats off!


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