first glimpse

detail winter tree

This is not the whole painting — this is just a section of it — just a peek.

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“Koi Silk” at the Art League

koi silk in frame

Got a chance to see the January exhibit at the Virginia Art League and to photograph my oil pastel Koi Silk in situ.  I love the framing which was done by Carriage House Framing.   The whole thing measures 41.5 x 29 inches.

Here’s another view for scale.

koi silk at Art League

The exhibit in historic Old Town Alexandria goes through February 4.

Here’s a link for Carriage House Framing.

http://carriage-house-picture-framing.business.site/

 

river of impetuosity

river on panel first stage

For the present it rolls across the surface.  Space will come later.  Here’s the first swipe of a river picture.

I posted a whimsical little pen drawing related to this image last week.  So, the plot thickens.  But even as it thickens, it’s still whimsical.

More of my mental escape from winter!

Here’s the link to the drawing:

https://alethakuschan.wordpress.com/2017/12/30/slenderest-bit-of-idea/

 

soft twilight

landscape painting dec 29

Not only different (warmer!) weather is available to the landscape painter’s imagination, but different times of day also.  I can luxuriate in a never extinguished twilight.  When I go back to it, adding a few more dabs of paint, I get to wander among those trees again and see the pale rose light.

a brand new year

flowers-on-red-cloth-horizontal-2

It’s a good time for making plans, for setting goals, for dreaming big dreams.  A whole beautiful year lies ahead — a huge expanse of time waits to be filled, to be lived.

I hope that your 2017 was good and brings you many rich memories.  I hope that your 2018 will be wonderful.

Happy New Year!

in a good place

landscape drawing dec 29

I made an oil pastel drawing of a scene that I had first drawn using the blue ball point pen.  It’s also in the works as a painting.  The drawing is 7 x 9.5 inches.

Outside a thin snow lies on the ground.  Outside it’s freezing!  But inside this drawing summer reigns eternal.