Tuesday, January 1, 2013

"As Evening Falls In Winter Woods"

8"x10" oil on linen mounted on archival panel
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An outing on cross-country skis took me through winter woods last weekend. We had stayed out later than we had planned. It was only 3:00pm when we realized we needed to turn around and head back to the car so that we wouldn't be caught out after dark when the temps drop down to extreme cold.  By 4:00pm the sun dips down below the treeline and begins to fall like a hot rock into the darkness...which arrives around 4:30pm. This view was beautiful, I wish had time to linger for the sight. (location Barn Island Preserve, Stonington, CT).

I've been out enjoying the recent snowfall. Those of you who know me, or have followed my blog for awhile know that I grew up in Florida - and don't have that much 'snow experience' compared to my friends that have grown up in cold places. So....my CT friends are acclimating me to winter weather and I've been out cross-country skiing a few times - so far it's great fun! Well, I'm working on expanding my horizons. Perhaps I'll learn to like snow a lot if I can have some fun in it! Perhaps I'll even paint more winter landscapes!
 
 
 

 

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4 Comments:

Blogger Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Shimmery goodness, this one Roxanne! Can't get the effect with a brush, wonderful!! I'm glad you are enjoying the snow, here not so much. :) I love seeing your new paintings and look forward to many more in the new year, wishing you all good things!!

January 2, 2013 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Delilah said...

Roxanne,
When I saw this I feel in love with the cool blue shadows.Excellent work, now back to warm old Fl

January 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Diane! I'm 'trying' to enjoy the snow. Luckily, there's not tons of it. We've had a bit of melt off, so while it's there - it's thinning a bit (whew! thank goodness- it's nice to see bits of the ground again!

January 6, 2013 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Delilah! Glad you like these colors! I am gonna get to go back to FL to visit my mom near the end of the month! I'm looking forward to the warmth & sunshine!

January 6, 2013 at 12:43 PM  

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