Sunday, November 1, 2009

October Awakening

This nine-foot-long triptych (October Awakening) is my most ambitious piece to date. Sold.

It started plein-air on our terrace, but October 2 dawned magnificently with about half an inch of snow on the higher peaks. I snapped lots of photos from the roof of our house.

Uncle David had wandered through the woods to admire the daybreak and joined me on the upstairs balcony. The magic of the morning called for a precise rendering, and I developed the triptych using the photos. It was raw and windy outside and it was heavenly to paint inside with Beethoven sonatas by the fire.

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