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A Welcoming Light

A Welcoming Light
22.5 x 35.5 cm

It's nice to be out in the snow, but on a cold dark day a welcoming light and a warm fire are good as well.


  1. Oh Keith - it's beautiful. I do think this winter suits your style. The shadows are just wonderful.

  2. Thanks. Yes I suppose it does suit me. I like blues and browns and that's really all there is in these landscapes.

  3. Nice piece of winter Keith! Very cozy and inviting! With all this winter practice... maybe I can coax you over here for some our "deep" winter painting.

    However... from the looks of your subjects at the moment... "You" are already immersed in "deep" winter!

    Keep up the good work!

    Warm regards,

  4. These last two snow paintings of yours have been fabulous.

  5. Love the snow paintings Keith. Wonderful.

  6. I imagine the winter here has still been tame compared with yours Bruce.

  7. Thanks Kevin. I see you have been enjoying some white landscapes there too.

  8. Hi Keith

    This is very good, very atmospheric. How did you do the smoke from the chimney, did you lift it out or mask it?

  9. Keith..stumbled onto your blog and wanted to say nice work. wishing you continued happy painting.

  10. Hello Stuart. Yes the atmosphere was wonderful. I lifted the smoke out, which was easy to do because the sky was just Ultramarine and Burnt Sienna.

  11. I haven't been around for awhile and then I stumbled over this painting and it really is lovely. Thank you, Keith.

  12. Hello Diane, nice to have you back.


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