Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Remnants of Winter

"Winter Afternoon, E Street at 11th" 24x20 oil on panel
     As cold and miserable as this winter was I have to say the skies we experienced will be missed by me. There is just something about the late afternoon and early evening light in the winter that really attracts me and makes me want to paint it. The painting above is a December painting.  I was at the E Street Cinema with a friend to see "Mr. Turner" (which was wonderful) and when we exited the theater around 4:00 that afternoon we were treated to this view up E Street looking towards Pershing Park. I stood in the middle of the street and snapped as many photos of the light as I could because it only lasted a few moments.  The flags on the left are outside Harry's Pub at the Hotel Harrington and I thought they were perfect for the foreground.
     I am very happy to say that this painting will be heading to the Salmagundi Club next week for the 2015 Member's Exhibit.  Here is the exhibition information: Monday, April 27th through Thursday, May 21st,
Reception Tuesday, May 5th 6-8 PM. The Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Ave., NY, NY. www.salmagundi.org
    Below is the last winter scene I painted this year and it was just as all the snow was beginning to melt after one snow storm after another had dumped heaps of snow to be piled on the side of the roads. Although this painting is of a road here in northern Virginia the scene could be almost anywhere on the east coast and I am sure it will be familiar to many. The title is "Late Winter Commute".

"Late Winter Commute" 11x14 oil on panel