It seems that Lake Champlain has a 1000 moods. They are all interesting - stormy, calm, in summer or winter, frozen or not, on gray days and sunny ones, at sunset, moonrise, or the middle of the day. I especially like the many effects of sun and moon on the lake when there is also snow on the ground. The opportunities for reflections, shadows, and wonderful, unexpected colors increases dramatically in spite of the vast range of possibilities in the other seasons. This painting was inspired by sunset on the lake - it feels cold and inviting at the same time. And there is a peacefulness that goes with snow and sunset.
I am a painter living in Vermont. I've been painting for about 20 years learning as I go along. In the last couple of years I've been learning a bunch of new painting techniques and experimenting with new subject matter.