"Mid Day Summer on Diamond Lake"
oil painting - © Bruce A. Morrison
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Yup - 7 days!!! 7 days till Spring! It seems like this winter won't end but really it hasn't been all that bad. BUT - I am ready for Spring! Now! Am I being too unclear about all this? Ha!
I can't rush time (and we really shouldn't wish time away), but I can visit warmer days on canvas and that's exactly what I did this past week here in the studio. The painting above is a small landscape study depicting a hot/humid summer day along a marshy area about 45 minutes north of the studio.
This was a little challenging as I'm attempting to show a bright back-lit landscape - looking right into the sun as it diffuses through clouds building in the mid-day sky. It was painted with a slightly limited palette compared to most of my paintings...trying to help support a sense of a humid afternoon.
Ya just a week of winter left! I can get real used to the idea as we are still in the snow pack here - bring it on Please!