Winter can play havoc with our environment and our emotions. For many artists sunlight is the best light as it is natural and shows true color values, but this time of year in Wisconsin it seems there is never enough direct sunlight. One of the greatest things about being an artist is that we can paint our own sunshine. Cold grey days are transformed into green, sun filled moments on canvas or paper.
I am trying something different this year. Instead of fighting the cold, grey washed out whiteness, I am embracing it and painting winter as it shows itself. I am looking at nature as she is and seeing colors I've never noticed before as I rushed from house to car and back again. The subtlety became less and I noticed more of the many colors variations of snow and ice.