Friday, January 27, 2012

Old Idaho Winter

watercolor 11x14 1/2 inches
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Driving around in Meridian my daughter-in-law was kind enough to circle back and pull over so I could take some shots of this scene. While I was trudging along the side of the road, she worried that somebody would come out of the house with a rifle. I'm told Idaho has more guns per person than any other state. In fact, I shot a few of them while I was there. Oh yeah...back to the painting. Everything looked so cold, but the afternoon light gave the sky a glow that I thought would make a nice painting. Bare trees mean a lot of calligraphy, and they can end up looking spooky. I think the trick is to notice that in general the branches reach up and out, not down. I hope I captured the feel of winter.


  1. Yes, Karen you captured it. Cold and wintery. I like the line work in the branches as well. Nice job.I'm forever telling my husband to stop so I can take some photo somewhere! haha

  2. Great painting, Karen. To me trees have a lot of character and personality and you did a wonderful job on them.

  3. Une très jolie peinture et je suis certaine que vous y avez mis tout votre ressenti...
    J'aime beaucoup le travail des arbre et votre ciel est magnifique.
    Gros bisous


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