In the last week I've painted four new works. The large one above is a view of the Rim-rock looking North, as is the first of the three immediately below. The second is of Grand Prismatic hot spring in Yellowstone, and the right is a sunrise from about a month ago. The large work is 16x20 and the three smaller paintings are 8x10 inches, all pastel on ampersand pastel-board.
The snow in Montana is very different than NC. Here it is very powdery and doesn't pack together well. What I find most interesting is how radically different the landscapes are in winter, compared to summer. The temperatures are consistently cold enough for the snow to stay around for most of winter. This makes for interesting warm-cool relationships between the local sandstone rim and the snow on the ground, which reflects a myriad of blues and purples.
J0hn Hunter Speier
Recent work, and explorations of techniques, aesthetics and poetics.