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River Patterns

February 4, 2011

 

River Patterns, Oil on Canvas 20" x 16"

Cold weather and overcast/cloudy conditions have put a cramp on outdoor ventures. I long for fresh snow and bright sun to yield some strong, interesting shadows to the winter landscape. I want to get back outside to paint. Some warmer temperatures would help.

I went through a couple of my sketchbooks and skimmed through some resource photos to uncover the design for this painting. The spot is a canoe launch along the Kishwaukee River. I love the design implications of the ice along the quiet shallows.

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