Winter’s Gift

Kyle with Painting

Kyle with Painting

"Deep Winter", 18x24

“Deep Winter”, 18×24

It was the first time that I done a painting based on another’s photograph. But, it was a photo taken by Kyle, my son and I had his permission to do a pastel based on his photo reference of a winter stream near Lake Tahoe. The deep blue of the river contrasts with the deep white snow. If I remember his description, the freshly fallen snow was deep and the temperature was fairly warm for New Year’s week.
The completed painting was framed and packed for my son’s move to Colorado this summer. When we visited him last month, it was also good to visit the painting hanging in its new installation in his home in Boulder. Indeed, paintings and the artist can seem like old friends. Like friendships, the pastel and I had our struggles and came to new understandings. There are other paintings in the New Year ahead. It was great to visit Kyle and my gift to him.