Friday, January 28, 2011

My Oil Paintings of Winter in Deep River...and a bit more

Hi Everyone,

Well, if you are from Connecticut, you KNOW we are buried under TONS of snow.  But for those of you who are not--especially our snowbird friends--I thought you might like to see what you are missing.

This storm brought the total snowfall in the month of January to the highest that Connecticut has recorded since we started measuring snowfall 106 years ago.   Before the storm,  59” had already fallen, and this storm added more than twenty inches.  Snowbanks are so high that driving in Connecticut has become a challenge.   Folks shoveling the piles left at the ends of their driveways  are tossing snow  higher than their heads!  If you squint a bit, you can just barely see me at the end of our driveway--BEHIND the snowpile!
Winter Shadows by Joan Cole, oil on linen panel, 8 x 10"

These two oil paintings will be among the ones I will be showing at MAPLE & MAIN's  GALA WINTER OPENING next Friday evening, February 4th, from 5 to 8 pm.

Winter Snowfall by Joan Cole, oil on linen, 9 x 12"

I have created a video of the day for your bemusement.  Interspersed among my photos of our yard are these two plein air paintings as well as three more.  I wonder which will be your favorite?  I hope you enjoy the video.


Anonymous said...

Just amazing Joan to see so much snow !
Here in France we have had a winter started early with cold and snow but not much as you have.
Now we have had rainy and grey days for 3 weeks and I long to see the sun shinning.
I like your snow paintings and the video.

I wish you a nice weekend

Joan Cole said...

Dear Helene,
How nice to hear from you. It is pretty amazing around here with all the snow. About the only place I could set up outside to paint around here is on our deck or in a parking lot somewhere. Everywhere else is buried with just paths to people's doorways. I very much appreciate your kind words about my paintings and video. I wish you a weekend filled with sunshine.