December 20, 2009
Let There Be Light - Winter Solstice
I drive by this area every morning on my way to work and have seen some spectacular sunrises over it. I thought it would make a good winter solstice painting and thought I would go there this morning to capture it. The light was flat this morning and if I had wanted to paint I would have had to plant my self on a snowbank by the road - so I did the next best thing and took a picture and came home to paint. I pretty much made up the lighting in this one. It's not the winter wonderland I remember from the other morning, but I do like it and it's abstract nature.
I'm happy to see Solstice and know the daylight will be getting longer. (can't you tell already?) And I tend think of it as the New Year, which in reality, being the solar new year and all, it is. So why isn't New Years today?
Happy Solstice! Enjoy the light!
Let There Be Light
8x16 Oil on canvas panel