Spring Creek 48” x 48" Oil on Panel $7500

Spring Creek 40x48 Oil on Panel

Spring Creek

This painting was completed on a surprisingly mild early April day. I was able to sit on my stool and paint wearing only a vest, something very unusual for that time of year in the Park. It felt so good to be sitting on this still frozen marsh with the warm sun on my back, the crackling sound of melting snow and the local birds signaling the waking of spring.

I love the deep colour the sky above reflects on creeks that are surrounded by the high contrast of the snow, making the water appear even darker and the snow appear even brighter. This is what drew me to this scene. I changed very little when painting the large studio painting based on the study I did that early spring day. It is a simple painting, but a very special memory.