Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Day After Christmas by Julie Riker


I am finally getting around to posting about this plein air experience I had on the day after Christmas.
There is so much activity leading up to the holiday - things to make for family, friends, and clients.  I have always enjoyed the release of obligations once the holiday is over.  I woke up that morning to a blanket of fresh snow.  When the sun came out I knew what I had to do.  It was peaceful painting on this wooded path.  The only other person I saw was a woman walking her dog...probably enjoying the same sense of solitude that I was.

I wish everyone peace in the new year!

8x10 oil




8 comments:

Debra Kreiger said...

Awesome painting. You have captured the moment beautifully!

Julie Riker said...

Thanks Deb!

Sue Marrazzo said...

Hi Julie,
I can relate to your post ( :
Nice painting, too!
I am sending you warm wishes and peace to you, too!

Mary Beth Brath said...

Awesome post Julie. I love your atmosphere and mood.

Deborah Nell said...

Just beautiful!

Julie Riker said...

Thanks Sue, Mary Beth, and Deborah!

Sharon K Benner said...

I love the colors you used in the snow. Very peaceful too.

Julie Riker said...

Thank you Sharon!