Saturday, January 8, 2011


Sun in Winter

Oil on board, 5" x 7"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
SOLD


This was fun to paint. I often start with a toned board or canvas, usually a kind of neutral tan, sometimes a yellowish or reddish color. With this one I used a medium blue tone (ultramarine and white), which I just never do. I liked how the warm whites of buildings and sunlit snow vibrated against the cool blues.

14 comments:

SamArtDog said...

That cool blue put the warmth iinto all that cold snow. Temperature is as important as value, I guess. And being able to see the two distant buildings (hello cheery red barn!) gives great depth.
Yikes! What are you doing, posting at 2 AM? Guess you got the heat going.

Pierre Raby said...

Wonderful painting Don!

martha miller said...

love the winter sunlight, and you've captured it beautifully here! especially love the overturned wheelbarrow...

Gary Keimig said...

Really nice. Love that blue wheelbarrow and it balances in such a great way with the distant red

Ruth Andre said...

Nice to see this painting. It is a lovely winter scene.

Don Gray said...

Thanks for your thoughts, Sam. I agree, color temperature is as important as value.

I'm a night owl type, and many of my posts are made in the wee hours. And yes, thank goodness, the heat is going.

Don Gray said...

Pierre, thanks so much. Your blog and paintings are always inspiring.

Don Gray said...

Thanks a lot, Martha!

Don Gray said...

Hi Gary--nice to hear from you, and thanks. Enjoyed catching up with your new paintings and photos.

Don Gray said...

Ruth, thanks a lot!

rahina q.h. said...

it's not just the colours in this painting and the previous one of the calf but the confident brushwork, orchestrating these colours beautifully.

SYLVIANE said...

I like the atmosphere of the scene, nice painting!

Don Gray said...

So appreciated, Rahina--thank you.

Don Gray said...

Welcome to my blog, Sylviane, and thanks!