Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Snow Shadows

The days are now getting longer, and so are the shadows.

A sign casts a shadow across the street.

With all the new snow, it's a beautiful mess.

I thought this was a bit abstract.

(Or maybe I'm just pooped from all the shoveling)

Oil on gesso'd board 5"x5"
Happy New Years Everybody!!


Jonathan Aller said...

Hi Bill, I really like the cool and warm contrast you are playing within the snow...the composition also makes this a good painting. The space you have left in the middle and foreground really gives you an impression of snowy winter days! Great painting Bill! and also thanks for the comment on my blog I really appreciate it, Stay warm!

Anonymous said...

This feels like a movie. It draws the viewer right in. I love the billboards.

Judy P. said...

I like how you pulled the abstract shapes out of the scene; I'm still trying to develop my eye, and get a handle on that. Cold and desolate- quite a MN mood you have captured!

Bruce Sherman said...

Nice absract here Bill... particularly love the transparency of the sign's (longer)shadow. The "pooped" certainly doesn't show in this nice litle winter gem!

Good Painting... and again...Happy New Year!
Warm regards,

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Johnathan! I wanted to get the contrast
of light and shadow on snow.
The shadows were moving along, so this was a quick color study.(about 40 minutes)

billspaintingmn said...

Hey Cindy! Thanks!
The sublimables in this painting should make
you crave popcorn & rasinettes!(notice the coke

billspaintingmn said...

Hi Judy! Thank you!
I look for abstract in a scene as it helps me
to approach, analyze,(determine) shape, color
and temp.
When painting from a photo, sometimes you can look at it upside down and see it differently.
It's a fun way to deal with "heavy" loads.

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Bruce for saying that!
Shadows, to me should be transparent. Even my
summer scenes, portraits or stills, I attempt
to get shadows transparent.
(I was very pooped, about 14" of wet snow..)

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks to all of you!
I started this blog last summer,(June) and
since then I've met many artist!
I'm greatful for your comments, and your art
that you post.
Let's all keep painting, explore & pioneer.
I'm loving this! Thanks so much!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi to "Bloodhound" Bill!.... Left "You" a converstion piece on my site... following up your encouraging comeback to my blog!

"You" and anyone else who shares your positive outlook... and willingness to grow... is ALWAYS welcome to visit and enter the conversation in the blog forum "I" present!

Thanks for participating!Visit again soon!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

This is a beauty, Bill.
I'm curious now about the Grouch joke ;)
Is Mr Meowie 'over' his visit to Santa?
Happy New Year and thanks for your visits and comments.

Celeste Bergin said...

what is uber cool about this is that the sign shadow seems almost like a 2nd is shaped like a snow shovel! It is also so interesting that a snow scene was accomplished with so many neutrals (snow is so often painted in blues) Good work!

billspaintingmn said...

Thank you Celeste for seeing and saying that!
I never would have seen that, but now I can't
help not to see it!
Good eye!!! Thanks!
I try not to paint snow with white & blue, or
at least not completely.