Tuesday, March 16, 2021

All is Good!

"Plymouth County Barn Bales"
oil painting - © Bruce A. Morrison 
I guess I'm still trying to think positive about the faux-like Spring we had last week...it was hard to work on this painting because it was sooooo nice out!   It got into the 60's and even had some nights well above freezing - and it virtually took out the snow!  It was "that" close!  Oh well...
Yesterday we had a good 5 inches of snow - very heavy wet stuff...today it has snowed non-stop here, nothing heavy but persistent...looks like a winter wonderland again.

But the painting is finished and I really did enjoy this one...love thinking of summer as I work!  This image actually sat in my mind for several years...the barn was real, but it likely no longer stands.  Hard to say...I did quite a bit of repair on the structure, but decided not to give it a fresh coat of paint - it needed some "ambiance". 😉
Next week is supposed to be in the 50's each day so Spring is really coming...my studio work may suffer, but all is good!

Monday, March 1, 2021

Out of the Deep Freeze and Loving It!


"Morning Glory" (framed)
oil painting - © Bruce A. Morrison 
It's good to get out of the freezer! Yes it has been a frigid one the last half of February...nothing to write about, besides my fingers have been too numb to type!  Ha!  
Well I did try to warm things up a bit in the studio...have been doing some small commissions for people and then decided to try something just for myself...I decided a "Sunrise" was in order.  Haven't really done a sunrise just for a sunrise's sake...had done a painting many years back that had a sunrise in it, but it was done more for the mood and color play in the landscape...that was a painting called "Daybreak - Southwest Corner Fence Line".

"Daybreak - Southwest Corner Fence Line"
oil painting - © Bruce A. Morrison
My latest depiction of a sunrise is "Morning Glory"...it was painted from a sunrise one morning this past August here across the valley from the house and studio.  I was a little unsure of this one as it was a very vivid sky with more color than I've ever thrown into a sky on the easel before!  But after I got into it, I was really enjoying the process!  In fact I've missed painting skies for the sake of it and do want to do more...doesn't need to be another sunrise but then again maybe so...whatever happens is fine by me.  I'll post a larger image below for more detail.
"Morning Glory"
oil painting - © Bruce A. Morrison
It's finally March and this first day is a fairly pleasant (albeit somewhat chilly) one...guess that means that March has come in like a Lamb...hopefully Spring doesn't throw too many hard balls at us! But regardless, we're finally out of the deep freeze and loving it!