Sunday, February 8, 2009

Boom Site Winter

"Boom Site Winter"
11x14 on Masonite Panel
This was great day to paint! We've had some really nice temperatures for painting lately. This piece I did on Friday when I was out painting with Marc on the St Croix near my home. A frequently painted spot for me, I've painted this bunch of trees in several different times of the year, this is the first winter piece though. I couldn't believe how pink the light was looking into it. There was an amazing quality to it. I was looking more closely into the light and Marc was looking North up river at more of a distant composition. Interestingly enough, it was stunningly obvious how much more yellow he had in his snow. Opposite of what one might think would happen. Pretty fun to see!

11 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

This is a great painting. Interesting as you said about the colors. Nice gesture on the trees.

Kami Polzin said...

Thanks Jo. It's interesting what happens to the recession of color in snow. It does pretty much the opposite of anything else. . .usually. I could blab on about it. . . in theory anyway, and observation. . . .

Ben Bauer said...

Hey Kami your painting on Marc's panel!!!!!!!!! Nice work on this I do like the color on the snow as well. How do you fancy the panel vs, claessens as you frequent?

B

Kami Polzin said...

Good eye Ben! Can't believe you could tell that just from looking at the image. Painters are such material junkies! Gotta love it!

I LOVE that surface, especially in the cold. I used linseed oil too, which I typically don't use much medium besides turp, but the paint moved and took beautifully in the cold. It was exciting! There was no fighting the canvas at all which was nice for a change. It seems like there's always something I'm wishing I could achieve with the c12 but not quite getting it. I do still like the c12 for larger studios pieces though. BUT, then that seems like every time I get a new roll it's different than the last time. . . geeze!

Marc R. Hanson said...

Just to be "official" ( I told you that day...)... You REALLY caught that morning and did it with flair. I love this painting! It shows well here, but the real deal vibrates with light. Nice job... Kami. :-)

Jill Berry said...

Great color harmony! Wonderful painting! Makes me want to take a walk in the snow, but since I live in FL...

Leslie Belmonti said...
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Kami Polzin said...

Thanks Jill! I'm happy to have been out painting that day. We had an unusual February thaw this past week and lost all our snow coverage here. I'm sure it will be back though!
Happy Painting in the Sun shine State! -Kami

Kami Polzin said...

Thanks Leslie :)

I feel just as fortunate to be sharing with you! See you at the workshop. Be ready to paint some color!

-Kami

Kami Polzin said...

Leslie???? Where'd ya go????

Leslie Belmonti said...

Hi Kami,

I think there must be a glitch in blogger.

Oh, well. Who knows what really goes on in cyberspace.

Anyway, I love this painting...

See you tomorrow!

Leslie