Friday, March 15, 2013

Winter Holiday

© Debbi Smith Rourke 2013
Winter Holiday 8"x10"
Oil on canvas panel
We went to Santa Fe for New Years in late December of 2011 to visit artist Nancy Hartley and her husband Brian. We had a delightful time! On one of our adventures, they took us to the Gallery Zipp, the home and gallery of artists Bunny Tobias and Charles Greeley. While driving up the snow-covered road to their home, we got a bit stuck for a while and had to walk the last few yards. I snapped some pics of the colorful late afternoon shadows on the snow-covered hills. Was magical! So last week I finally painted this impressionistic landscape / abstracted landscape from one of the photos. Love working with the palette knife. This piece is a sweet reminder of our lovely holiday tea on a cold winter day with artist friends.


Nancy B. Hartley said...

Beautiful, Deb! What a a fun day! I remember it well! Beautiful snow shadows! I love this painting!

Amy Hillenbrand said...

This painting has so many faces. Seeing it up close it looks one way, seeing from a far it looks another and seeing it on line yet another. Really great painting.

Portrait Artist said...

Great landscapes, Debbi -- I especially like the impressionistic one of Santa Fe. Will try to get to one of your exhibitions this month.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Thanks Nancy, Amy and Val. So appreciate your kind words. Val, thanks also for taking time out to see my work on exhibit. So sweet!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

This is a gorgeous painting. I love the design, texture and colors.
I also like your Santa Fe, chamisa painting. Your strong abstract shape is wonderful.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Thanks, Julie. So appreciate it. Love your painting style and colors as well. :-)