I went down to Sherwood Forest MD last Sunday. The sky was almost cobalt blue and the Severn a deep shade of ultramarine. I usually am down here in the summertime when the colors are rich warm greens and cerulean blues. The river is a different color in the wintertime. Colors are simple, flat and stark. The weather has been so overcast this winter in Maryland. When there is a clear sky everything seems new. I walked by this pine and just happened to see the sun hit this crooked branch. That is what sparked the painting for me. Was it cold!
I finished the painting off in my warm studio using reference shots from my cell phone.Yeah technology.
oil on birch panel 10x10in. SOLD!