Landscape painting seems to make much more sense if the subject is painted in season and so I have been working on some snow scenes. Some I started in seasons past and was never quite happy with, others I started in a class I have been taking at The Kimball Arts Center. It is nice to paint in a community of artists and to see how the other artists interpret the same subject.
These two paintings are by one of my favorite living painters, Gerhard Richter. I saw a retrospective of his work a few years ago that blew me away. Included among all of his abstract pieces were some of his incredible land and seascapes. I picked up a book of his landscape paintings and marvel at his genius. His snow scenes are so peaceful and beautiful, they have a dream like quality. There is only one Gerhard Richter and like all inspiration, I can only interpret what I see through my own hand and hopefully make my work the best it can be.