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Bare Bones

 

I'm often asked how I paint snow scenes since I work on site. The answer is that paintings such as Bare Bones are painted looking out a window, allowing me to be in a heated room or at least my truck while I paint. Rarely, there are winter days warm enough to allow outdoor painting in the climate where I live, but then there certainly wouldn't be snow on the ground! In this case I was looking out the atrium doors that lead to my deck. You are looking at a part of my backyard.

Bare Bones is a painting about the stripped-down, minimalist, monotone quality of winter. I enjoy winter because it's possible to see the architecture of nature: trees without leaves, a naked landscape that is utterly honest about structure. Even with the softening of a fresh layer of snow, this scene expresses the simplicity of winter. The male cardinal (that bright red dot to the left) is a reminder that life goes passionately on in spite of how bleak the landscape can appear, however. Not all species find winter as inhospitable place as humans do!

Medium
Acrylic
Image Dimensions
10" x 17"
Outer Frame Dimensions
14 1/2" x 21 1/2"
Frame Style
1 1/2" Wood/Barn Board with 1 " Linen-Covered Liner
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