Thursday, January 21, 2010

I have spent several days working on this 10"x20" Oil Painting, FROSTED MEADOW, dipicting a snow covered irrigated meadow from the Riverton, Wyoming area. In my Painting-a-Day blog I did a frosted tree scene and a good artist friend of mine from Riverton asked if I was going to do some more of that kind of thing. So here it is. Winter in the Riverton area is a deep freeze all winter with subzero temperatures the norm. Fog collects in the valley and freezes on everything making a surreal world of real beauty and challenging scenes for the artist. I shot a number of photos last month that I would like to do some more work from.

12 comments:

LES LEFEVRE said...

My new favorite I think. At least a toss up with the Anvil Cloud. And yes I was satisfied with the Grizz painting!!!! HOw come most of your followers are women???

Gary Keimig said...

Well just look in the miror Les.
You sound like my daughter.
Hardy Har Har
Hey, Have you got your ticket to Florida for the Pileated Wood pecker search? Isn't that coming up?

Dors said...

I don't think I could pick a favourite. They are all so great. I do love the Yellowstone series.
The Frosted Meadow is lovely. It must be hard taking photos Gary when it's freezing. Brrrrr I will stay with our extreme opposite which is 40 deg C today.

Sheila said...

Wow... it's always challenging to paint a white on white painting. This is so beautiful!

rahina q.h. said...

brilliant work Gary; i especially love the handling of light in this snow scene.

Laura Barber-Riley said...

So, so beautiful! The light and shadows on the snow is brilliantly observed!

Janet Belich said...

Oh, Gary I really love this. I feel cold looking at it but there is a suggestion that things will be clearing soon. Great atmosphere.

Hey we have Pileated Woodpeckers here in Maryland, too. Well, maybe they go south this time of year.

How's the healing ( or heeling ) ?

Gary Keimig said...

thank you for your thoughts everyone.
This was one of those paintings that seemed to just flow effortlessly. Why can't they all be that way?
I have to correct something, Janet. Les just did get back from his trip with a number of artists, photographers and scientists searching for the Ivory Billed. In a senior moment I called it a Pileated. He informs me that they found nothing and it was very brown and cold. There will be a show and a video produced from the trip.

Kay said...

Wow, Gary, you really captured it.
I will have to see this one and it may have to find a home in my home, especially in summer months, it will definitely cool the summer heat. May have to be my birthday present to myself for 2010!
Only thing lacking is Swans! Your swan paintings I have are where I can look at them all the time. Love them. Love Swans!
We have been getting a lot of these kinds of mornings around here. And it is frosty!!
Great Job!

Gary Keimig said...

Thanks Kay. I'll have to bring it down to Riverton for the Winter Quick-draw there and you can see it in person.

Ann Buckner said...

Gary, this is so beautiful and one of my favorites of your work.

sam said...

I really like this Gary, so subtle, there is a lovely atmosphere to it.