Walking in Winter is a scene that draws me in by the abstraction first, then the recognition that there is something, a figure walking in a hilly, snow-covered environment second.
From a high Gloucester vantage point, Village in Snow overlooks little houses and Our Lady of Good Voyage bell towers against a backdrop of the harbor blanketed in snow. Within the narrow range of neutral color, the subtle shifts unfold.
Painting Winter Twilight was a quieting experience. I especially enjoy the delicate drama of these silvery scenes illuminated by the comparative brilliance of transitional light.
Melody Phaneuf is an award-winning Boston Artist, well known for her evocative still life, landscape, and portrait paintings.