" Winter Calm "
This 20" x 24" stretch canvas depicts a quiet, cold, calm winter day at a mountain lake. The air is so still in this piece the surface of the water lacks any movement. There are many details involved in this piece including the snow coating the distant mountains dominating the scene. However, the massive cloud formations and expansive sky are able to hold their own against them. Again, depth is shown by the ghostly misty tree line in the center of the painting and they are complimented by the dark trees along the lake shore. Notice the snow covering the shoreline framing these dark trees on the distant shore. The snow covered ground is continued at both the finger of land jutting into the scene on the right side and the left shoreline as well. The use of my trusty knife application adds texture to these areas. The dead trees on the right are covered with a light dusting of accumulated snow as well. Together all of these elements pull everything together to complete the scene I envisioned.