recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Escarpment winter & December moon

We had our first 'official' snowfall here in Niagara, On, yesterday and this is my first official response to the winter season on the escarpment.

  December (departure), plein air, oil and cold wax on canvas, 11x14in, 2012, available

I never seem to exhaust this subject, nor do I want to. I know each tree so well as they are in front of my studio. I have painted them many times through the years and they continue to lead me on. 

This was rendered with lots of cold wax and knife work.

On another note, did anyone get a chance to see the last full moon of the year ?

December, full cold moon, encaustic on panel, from almanac moon series, 2012


  1. Very nice work - I love seeing the palette knife strokes that add another dimension to the paintings :) Too cloudy to see our moon,unfortunately :( We got another 2-3 inches of snow on top of 2-3 inches so it's a winter wonderland right now but grey skies.

  2. Continuez de nous enchanter...
    Encore tous mes voeux de bonheur pour 2013 avec de gros bisous.

  3. I did see the full moon, an unexpected treat for December in the Pacific NW. I admire your sensitivity to the seasonal changes of the orchard and your skill at communicating it. I feel the cold!