Saturday, December 27, 2008

View from Highland Forest, 9" x 12"

I finally got to work in my studio! Still no heater but dearest Santa really surprised me with something way better: a beautiful tiny laptop and a large monitor which I'll be setting in the studio so I can paint directly from my photos!

Today we have a "heat wave" (50F!) that will continue for a few days, so I better take advantage of it to do some more painting.

This one is from Highland Forest Park, looking north. The park is open year-round and it's only 20 miles SE of Syracuse. We used to go cross country skying with friends when the kids were young. The reference photo was taken 3 years ago, when my daughter and I tried snowshoeing for the first time--it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be but we had fun.


PastelGuy said...

Great shadows in your snow; I think you've inspired me to hit the studio tonight and start pastels up again!

Cat-in-a-Box said...

You *do* do snow very well! I love the quiet serenity of this one (the ideal of snowshoing rather than the quite sweaty reality of it!!).

Adriana Meiss said...

Matthew , Go for it! I'd love to see more of your pastel work!
Pam , LOL! Indeed we were stinkingly sweaty after two hours of walking in those things.