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C1587 The Distant Snow Shower ...
Media:  Oil Sketch on Ampersand Gesso Panel
Genre:  Landscape
Size: 5x7 in
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Artist's Notes

Artist's Notes:

By the time I got out of the Hot Springs valley, it was 11:30, so I ended up driving through the HQ about a mile or so on the road towards the Warner Valley, parked and had my lunch, and studied the scene before me. Snow showers passed by occasionally in the distance, with a good one forming up as I set up for painting. I worked on the sketch during the afternoon, while further snow squalls came and went, sometimes over me, and decided I would have to come back in the morning to rework the buildings and trees of the HQ complex. I quite like the Beattys Butte massif dimly showing on the horizon, just to the left of the snow shower; it had been in sunlight not long before, but this gloomy apparition, as depicted, better caught the spirit of its impending disappearance beneath the obscuring swirl of the squall. Imprimatura: Venetian Red. The Pigments used were: Rublev Blue Ridge Yellow Ochre, Italian Burnt Sienna, Lead White #2, with Winsor & Newton Cobalt Blue and Venetian Red. For more visit www.StevenThorJohanneson.blogspot.com.

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There may be a bit of a delay between the time of purchasing the painting and shipping, either because the oil paint is still too tacky to ship or because I may be out in the wilds & away from an Internet connection; as soon as the painting is dry enough to ship, or as soon as I have connected to the Internet, and have been notified of the completed sale, your painting will be sent. Thank you for your understanding.

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