The Four Seasons


This project was interesting. It’s part of my 100-Day Creative Challenge in learning to add mood and atmosphere to my landscape oil paintings. It goes without saying that the time of year — the season — can play a large part in adding mood and atmosphere.

A few days ago I shared a painting inspired by springtime. I included lots of little white wildflowers, ones that do, indeed, bloom in the spring. Other than that, though, is there anything about the painting that says “this is truly spring”? Let’s take a look at it again.

Spring Wildflowers Oil on 9 x 12 Canvas Panel

Yes, here I’ve included “Spring” in the title, so, of course you know that’s my intention. Beyond that, though, would you have looked at this painting and immediately thought, “Oh, what a lovely spring day!”

I gave this a little thought after I’d finished the…

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