This week I’m in the studio working on a commission- from one of my ‘October’ paintings as reference. On this December day, however, the temperature is _9C .
Snow-worthy for sure although it hasn’t arrived in this part of Southern Ontario- yet- except for a light dusting. I hope it holds off until next week when I have some time to paint it. In the meantime I thought I’d share another of my December vineyards from seasons past.
December, Remains of the Day
oil on canvas
I remember sitting right in the snow to paint it. I have a ‘sleeping-bag’ type coat that goes down to my ankles and I can tuck it under to stay warm. (I think it is my favourite piece of clothing. Huge pockets to put things in from daily field walks—milkweed pods, stones, the occasional animal part that my dogs have discovered).I was attracted to the remains of one of those shimmering blue-bright December days and accompanied the incoming shifting hues of light.