By John A. Morrow
Date of issue- April 15, 2010
Number in edition- 500 / 50 AP
Frame size- 11×14, 16×20
Paper- Epson Matt
Printed by HMS Fine Art
Giclee print with pigmented inks
In the beginning the character of winter is much different before the cold has penetrated to the bones of the earth. There is a freshness and zeal in the landscape, water stays open and there is a softness in the air, but soon after the holidays, winter settles into a slurry of monotonous periods where the edges blur between night and day.
There is a kind of beauty in the bleakness of winter that I would compare to the music in silence. Those that have lived in places like the St. Lawrence Valley can understand what that means more than most. In winter nature has an attitude that welcomes solitude.
This is a watercolor painting looking out across Chippewa Bay on a late winter afternoon in January. The painting was done several years ago when I was working almost exclusively in watercolor. I recently had an opportunity to scan the original and decided to release it as a giclee print.