Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Winter Solstice

                                        An original mixed-media painting, on stretched canvas
                                        10x8", unframed
                                        $200.00, (plus $12.00, pack and ship)

     This is another of the paintings which I made as a Christmas card design,
but it may have a more lasting appeal than that, for some viewers of the blog.
The original design included a buck deer with a large rack of horns, but I finally
felt that the painting was more satisfying without anything other than the early dawn
light on the snow covered, mountain landscape.  So, I decided to use the deer
in a larger painting, and simplified the composition in this painting.  As a general
rule, I find that small paintings are more successful if their compositions are very
simple and uncluttered.