Sunday, January 04, 2009

"Alders in Snow" landscape oil painting

I stayed up late last night working on this Alder tree study, a subject I have been wanting to explore for a long time....The snow on the ground creating contrast and simplifying forms made them irresistible.
There is a trail at the end of Sawdust Hill Rd that meanders down to a beaver pond . I used to take long walks down there with my son Maury when he was little. Now there are houses and people I don't know.....and people who don't know me!...in fact I got kicked off this property when I was taking pictures...=/...I gave the person my card and told them what I was doing....They didn't seem impressed at all.....
You will probably see more of these studies...I'm working on another one...
8x10 oil on panel sold

11 comments:

Trish said...

Beautiful! I love the way you've used the heavy paint texture to capture the crispy feeling of winter (and the tree bark) but the softness of snow. Nice work.

vivien said...

lovely - one of your best. I love painting trees like this against the snow.

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Trish!..I enjoyed browsing your blog!

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks for visiting Vivian...I visited your blog..seems like you do it all...nice work!

Ann said...

Amazing!...I especially like the touch of color in the leaves...very arresting. I'm impressed with what you can do even with interruptions and distractions, like phone calls from far away...=]....
Sorry the neighbors did not appreciate the artist-at-work...if only they could see the finished painting!

Robin Weiss said...

Thank you Annie!

Yes, you are rather distracting...in a good way!! I'll set the brush down to talk with you any time!!..

redchair said...

Beautiful Robin-
This will be a great little series.
You know snow does simplify the world it covers. It's as if the trees and scrubs are interrupting it. Very cool.
Vikki

Robin Weiss said...

Thanks Vikki!...we all need a little simplifying at times..the snow sure made my life simple.......sit by the fire and paint!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Bark-elicious! (: Nice textures, Robin. ...You can wear your camouflage next time you go over there.

Robin Weiss said...

Hi Diane!, Thanks!....I like it!..guerrilla photography!...=]

Mike said...

Beauteous! It looks good enough to eat!!