Friday, August 23, 2013

Snow Melt

Rushing Snow Melt
The Norwegian landscape still has a mighty hold on me.  It is such a contrast to my life in the desert of NM...but I remind myself I grew up in very green Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes and in a Norwegian community at that! My maiden name was Thoreson, which means son of Thore.  And if you know mythology, Thore was the son of  Thunder.

The fjord area of western Norway has fairly high mountains and in spring the snow melt gushes down the mountain sides with a mighty roar.  I wish I could paint the roar.

While in Norway I saw many paintings by 19th century Norwegian masters.  My favorite paintings were winter scenes.  So in December, I will return to ski, to paint, to see the northern lights and spend some time in the Arctic and of course to visit some of my Thoreson cousins.

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  1. This is such a strong image and I can feel the power of the water rushing down the mountainside.
    i am envious of your greens. You make them appear so natural.

  2. Greens are pretty interesting. I remember when I first started painting, I wanted to go to the art store and buy the local color green. Daily painting is increasing my skill as a painter.


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