Friday, March 07, 2014

The Sugar Shack Series Continues...

..The Family Business    16" x 20"    O/C

Yes, as I thought it would, the series of sugar shacks/houses  continues. The "sugaring off"is in full swing. It is always a special time when someone suggests visiting the sugar bush to watch and taste some of the many maple products that are produced there.

This piece was painted on a larger than usual canvas. Usually in this type of weather, this size would be a ideal 'larger size'. Most larger canvases become unwieldy in the wind or snowy weather. In the colder temperatures, this is a large canvas to cover with oil paint. Not to mention the loss of light beginning earlier in the afternoon ...The days are shorter !

This painting was executed with the usual two blues, two reds, two yellow and titanium white.

' til next...



Very successful all your winter paintings and I am happy that you continue this wonderful art work !!!

Frank A. said...


I appreciate your comment and encouragement. Thank you !

Happy Painting !

suz said...

Just happened onto your site. The paintings are beautiful. Thanks for sharingl - Karen

Frank A. said...


Karen...I am happy that you found me ! :)
Thank you very much for the compliment, it is appreciated.

"Thanks for sharing ! "

...My pleasure !

Take Care,

Karen Fox said...

This is the best yet. Great composition, brushwork. Love the house peeking around the tree. Road leads you right to the front door, inviting!

Frank A. said...

Karen Fox..

Howdy Karen..How goes the battle ?
Thanks for your comments and description of the painting.
Good to hear from you again.
Good luck getting ready for your upcoming exhibition.. :)

Happy Painting..