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Thirty in Thirty, 2014: Winter Light

Winter Light:2014:michaela harlow-michaelaharlow.comWinter Light, 2014 – Michaela Harlow – 24″ x 24″ – oil & oil bar on panel

Today’s piece was built upon a panel I started in summer; just a beginning really, with warm washes and tiny dots of color. The palette worked with what I was trying to achieve today; helping me to create a layered piece while allowing an essentially alla prima painting. The pale pink under layer played nicely with the blush hints on the vertical white lines.

Some days, the hillside here can look bright pink. Other times everything is blue, or gold or white. Today white birch saplings blushed, while the forest beyond lit up gold against a brilliant sky. It was so bright out there, I could barely see when I stepped back inside. I started painting quite early today, in hopes of tidying up the studio a bit. Nine, straight days of work creates quite a mess.

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