Saturday, March 3, 2012

Walking along the Creek in the Winter
About 9x9"
acrylic on paper
This was from a photo, sketch combination of a place nearby here, where I occasionally walk. Sometimes some of my best subjects are just outside the door. Usually a familiar place, memory, mood, or even a dream can produce enough information for a finished painting.
Painting just for paintings sake, despite the subject is also something I like. Just pushing the paint around is enough. Doesn't really matter what turns up on the canvas, just so long as it happened. With art, you never know.
One day this, one day that, .. and the possibilities seem to be endless.


  1. Beautiful winter scene Russ. I love this!

  2. Love it, Russ. I think you know your paintings are so evocative for me. They bring me right back to the lovely Berkshires, and often, recognizing your hand in the work, I'm brought back to the days when we'd draw together. Thanks for the memories, and for sharing your work.

  3. Oh i really like this! It "feels" like a pleasant winter memory from long ago. I could look at this for hours! :)

  4. See, I don't think you know how to do a bad painting. They're all so wonderful... and I'm so close to having space for painting again. I can't wait! It's made me crazy not being able to express myself in my paints. Also has made me grumpier than usual. :D