Saturday, October 24, 2015

236. Stormshine

6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

Winter here can be soft, gray, days heavy with slow fog and faint mist that never quite turns to rain. 
Winter can also be quick bundles of dark clouds that spit out rain and hail sideways, followed immediately by blinding rays of sunshine making rainbows and sparkles all over the freshly-washed everything. 

This scene is from one of those stormy/sunny days last winter. 
A bus never seemed so happy to be yellow as when the sun and rain together made it glow. 

(A couple of in-progress pics on my Instagram - norabergman)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

235. North Light

'North Light'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

One of the highlights of our summer road trip was a visit with our friends in the Duluth, Minnesota area. We spent a warm and sunny afternoon in Canal Park, on the shore of beautiful Lake Superior. It was an absolutely lovely day. Well, a little on the warm side, but that's not very common in Duluth, so we didn't complain. ;)  One of two lighthouses in the area, this is the 'Duluth Harbor North Breakwater Light'. 

Lighthouses in art can be tricky; - they're just so dang pretty (I think) that they easily become a cliché, and I tried hard to keep this one from becoming 'just another pretty lighthouse' painting. Whether I succeeded in that, I'm not sure, but I am pleased with how it turned out. :)
If you're curious, you can see a few 'in progress' shots on my Instagram account. (norabergman) 

Thanks for viewing!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

234. Long Morning Light

"Long Morning Light'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

This little scene is from an early morning drive in our 'neighborhood' a while back.
I love the long, cool shadows on the road and the warm sunlight setting the marshlands aglow. 
Oh, and a little fog in the distance never hurts. :)
Thanks for viewing!