Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Spring Snowfall ©

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
Spring Snowfall 11"x14"
Oil on canvas board

I painted this from a photograph taken by my photographer friend Bill Oakey. He took it this past spring on a trip to Cloudcroft, New Mexico. I loved the photo immediately upon seeing it in my email. I painted this in my current abstracted-landscape style using a palette knife. I painted the detail and didn't really try to think about what the whole painting would look like. I know you are supposed to get up and look at your work from a distance continually as you paint. But I am enjoying painting "what I see" while staying at the easel and waiting til it is almost complete before standing back to see how it looks. And magically, it looked fabulous!!! It's like a game with me. Ha. I made a few tweaks after I stood back but not too many. What fun!!! 
This sold quickly so I will paint a larger version for our October "Side by Side" exhibit at the Old Bakery and Emporium Gallery at 10th and Congress in Austin.


Anonymous said...

Love this! I just bought it and I'm told the paint isn't even dry - gorgeous, Debbi!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Deb, first of all huge congrates on you sale! Wow! Exciting news. I can sure see why, this is gorgeous! You excel at snow paintings! Just beautiful!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Thanks, Cindy and Nancy! Almost dry. Can ship in a couple of days.

Amy Hillenbrand said...

I really love the rich depths you created on this. Congrats on the quick sale.