Thursday, November 21, 2013

Winter Bench


"Winter Bench"
9x12 acrylic on canvas panel
Available through DPW gallery/auction

Previously painted in 2011, 
this painting is now on a 1-week auction at DPW
at a very affordable starting bid!

This was previously painted for a DPW challenge that required the artist use only 4 values. Loved doing this one! 

Looking through my images I found this one and decided to paint it - using 4 values: the darkest is Paynes Gray, next is Paynes Gray mixed with Titanium White and a smidgen of Light Blue Permanent, next is Light Blue Permanent mixed with Paynes Gray and Titanium White, and the lightest is Titanium White with just a smidgen of the Light Blue mixed in. I left the details out and focused on the shapes only - those of you who are familiar with my work know that I have done "shapes" paintings in the past, so seeing shapes & not objects was the easier part of this challenge.

The scene is from upstate NY at the lake, in winter of course. A heavy, wet snow had fallen & stuck to everything. Our neighbors bench sat in it's place, looking out over the cove, same as it had done throughout summer. Only now it had a coating of snow - I knew I had to paint this scene when I saw it!


3 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I've been to Rochester a couple of times with Michael and I think it is beautiful in upstate NY. Love all the trees and when the snow falls? Stunning! Lovely painting, Nancie!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

This is beautiful Nancie. The pigments you chose are perfect to describe the visual signs of snowy, winter - cold.

Nan Johnson said...

Thank you Sherry. I find NY state beautiful also!

Thank you Nancy. It might be that I was cold taking the picture and cold when I was painting - so I grabbed those "cold" colors quickly because they fit! :)

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