Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hardscrabble landscape

Hardscrabble landscape
Oil on canvas

Vermont in the winter can be a hardscrabble place. Strip away the soft outer layer of snow and the earth is frozen and unforgiving, sticks and stones jutting out like twisted bones. In this painting, I tried to create a portrait of a harsh landscape laid bare and left behind after the last snowfall and before the next.


Bob Lafond said...

Steven, I have been looking at your work for a while. It's been sinking in slowly...I find it very evocative and powerful. Thank you.

Catherine M said...

Very nice -- I like the 6x12 format. Interesting to see a VT winter scene without the expected snow cover.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

great as always you are

Steven P. Goodman said...

Thanks for your kind words!

Susan said...

Just found your site and I adore your work. I love the boldness of your brushwork and texture of the paint. In this particular piece, you have really captured the stark beauty of this frozen landscape. Wonderful!

Steven P. Goodman said...

Thanks Susan.