Winter in the Valley, Edward Willis Redfield
Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; original is in the Reading Public Museum. There is a downloadable version here, part of this article about a previous traveling show that featured the painting, but it seems overly saturated, I’ve color corrected that image for the images above to be closer to the museum’s version.
Edward Redfield — one of the turn of the century American painters known as the “Pennsylvania Impressionists” — was noted for his winter scenes. He often captured these on location in a single session, sometimes in extreme temperatures and winds that required him to lash his large canvas to a tree to continue painting.
Here, he presents a quiet sunlit winter’s day scene of a farmhouse in the Delaware River valley, with small communities flanking the river seen through the trees.
Redfield’s canvasses are a delight in person, their surfaces so thick with his paint strokes, you wonder how they can hold that much paint.
6 Replies to “Eye candy for Today: Edward Redfield’s Winter in the Valley”
What a gorgeous painting. You’re so right. The brushstrokes are so incredibly expressive.
Those are the nice piece of work.
you did a fabulous work.
Always nice to see a winter painting in predominately warm tones since many are painted in the more obvious somber cool tones of winter.
But the real feat is slogging out in the weather to paint. That is dedication. Lynn Boggess always comes to mind when I think of that and he paints them huge. I’m sure you did a post on him too?
Thanks, David. Yes, another of the Pennsylvania Impressioniste noted for painting outside to the verge of frostbite was Fern Coppedge: http://linesandcolors.com/2007/05/29/fern-isabel-coppedge/
Yes, Lynn Boggess is a modern painter in some ways comparable. I like his work a lot and I did a post on him in 2014: http://linesandcolors.com/2014/03/04/lynn-boggess/ (I should probably do an update post.)
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