A couple landscape studies from the 8th of January ( yeah it’s taken awhile to get these posted). These are are based on memory of the view from the front porch of my parents house. In these scenes we see the clouds lit up by the sun setting behind the wooded ridge to the south-
The first scene was painted carefully from memory and while very painterly is still easily recognizable. The pale gold tones and dark blue gray of the clouds further the impression of the cold.
this second study is much more loose and filled with energy- like the tangles of bare branches in the winter forest.