Quince Street (2016) - 30" x 30" Oil on Wood


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This is a 30" x 30" original oil painting on wood panel, showing Quince Street in Philadelphia after the snow. There is a quietness that soothes your soul when, in the heart of the city, all of the business and commotion comes quietly to a stop under a thick blanket of fresh snow. Quince Street was challenging because it is all about the atmospheric perspective that is going on, and the effect that the snow flying through the air alters the light and the colors. The interesting thing about this painting to me is that the snow was not white, I used almost no white paint. The natural color of the wood is the snow color, and its really a very warm tone. I always use a clear gesso to prime my panels, so that the warm comes through.