Juicy Winter Sunset

Winter sunset 2011This is one of my few recent oil sketches.  That’s partly because the skies have been either overcast or cloud-free, and not very interesting for my approach to landscapes.

Also, the past few weeks have been a little somber for me, remembering last year’s events connected with my mom.  Last Friday (March 11th) was her birthday.

Sometimes it’s sort of like “sitting shiva” to process this, and I think that’s important.

However, there are days when I must pick up the paintbrush, and this sketch represents one of them.  It’s a 9″ x 12″ oil sketch on canvas board.

The colors were rich and juicy and they were reflected in the snow that was still on the ground.

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