Friday, March 7, 2008

March Snow



















March Snow Oil 6 x 6
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Winter just won't give up- we have had snow twice this week. This doesn't happen often here- although there is some difference of opinion about what that means. Our mail delivery person (mail lady?) says twice a year (she's batting a 1000 as of today) but our wood delivery guys say every couple of years, in which case we had two years worth of snow this week.

Sunday I am heading to Dallas to do a demo and talk for the Pastel Society of the Southwest. Happily, the big show of landscape giant J.M.W. Turner is at the Dallas Museum of Art right now. This show, which originated at the National Gallery, includes 140 oils and watercolors, many from the Tate Britain which have never been seen in this country. Turner is a huge influence on my work, so this is a rare treat and I can hardly wait!

7 comments:

Don Gray said...

Nice painting, Deborah, direct and unfussed.

Suzanne said...

Very nice. A good way to take advantage of the unusual weather. I hope your demo goes well. I know you'll enjoy the show. I might just have to make a trip to Dallas!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Deborah, this is a lovely painting. I can feel the cold air and I love the distance your perspective gives. I hope your demo and talk go well. I can see how you have been influenced by Turner but to be honest I find your work so much more approachable and meaningful (I know that sounds crazy but its what I think).

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Don & Suzanne. I didn't expect to be painting in snow in March!

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you Sheila! I think the two things I really love in Turner are his use of transparent paint and the atmospheric quality of his paintings. Plus he was a real eccentric!

Cooper Dragonette said...

A knockout Deborah. Terrific subdued palette and warmth for a winter scene--love it!
Have fun at the demo and museum!

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Cooper!