As I mentioned in pubski a couple of weeks ago, I started painting again.
The image and color are poor, due to condensation in my phone camera from when I spilled a beer on it; but it's close enough. It's 24"x18", oil on 1/4" birch plywood. I built a frame for it today, which I am staining. I was going to give it away or sell it, but my wife wants to keep it.
I was trying to infuse it with loneliness and the quiet of winter, plus a little something else. I'm happy with the result, but I'm not as confident with my brush as I would like to be. The last time I painted a natural scene about 15 years ago I can tell I was a bit more in practice, although it was 3'x6' and done with house paint.
I am looking forward to the next painting, and I am going to stick with a natural scene. I have a feeling for where I might be headed, but I think it's going to take at least a few paintings to figure it out.
I was in Norway with mike and steve in September, and I want to paint something from that trip. I have a few images that I am interested in for various reasons, but I haven't decided on which one to paint, or to paint first. I am open to suggestions. Here are the images, which I'll probably take some liberties with: