Anyone who lives here in the northeast, knows how cold and sometimes unforgiving the winter months can be. As an artist, being cooped up inside can seem daunting at times because sketching and taking photo references outside are important aspects of my studio practice.
But before winters grip took hold, I had the pleasure of working on a commissioned house portrait in the fall, and was able to add some colorful foliage into the composition. A beautiful lake location, sunlight, and shadows were all present to capture the essence of this lovely home.
A short time later, the subject matter of my next commission was a bright, warm, and well lived in kitchen. With much of my work focusing on the outside, I was delighted with the opportunity to paint an interior composition.
This kitchen is home to "Gail's Cupboard" a local business owner with a passion for educating others on the benefits of healthy eating.
While only a snippet of a much larger area, I wanted to bring the viewer in for a closer look, not only at the focal point which is that magnificent AGA stove, but at the little things that make this a special place for the owner...including sunlight coming through those big open windows.
All weather complaining aside, I am fortunate to have plenty of projects to keep me busy as I look forward to warmer months ahead. As a matter of fact, I have a beach house portrait on my easel right now...so I'll be getting a glimpse of summer ahead of schedule!