Jun 13, 2012


Windmill Early Warm Spring Day-12"X16"

Available at Expressions

I just dropped off to Expressions my first two official windmill paintings. I did the plein air study for this way back on one of those exceptionally weird summer type days we had at the beginning of spring. I decided to do a larger studio piece (shown above) as I really liked the color quality of the landscape that the haze was creating. It felt like August, except the harbor was not filled with boats, just people glad to enjoy an early taste of the warmth. I am really liking the new windmill and I know it will be a feature in a lot of my future paintings. The air quality toned down the windmill nicely so it blends in without being overpowering to the painting. I didn't test the water that day, but it must have been numbing for that time of year, even with the air so warm. Brrrr.


  1. Beautiful piece...I really like how you made the new technology (windmill) fit so nicely into a very natural and "older" looking scene. Bravo!

    1. Thanks Lin! I knew the windmill could be overpowering, but its distance away and the atmosphere allowed it to sit nicely within the composition.

    2. Great piece! Never thought I would like the windmill!

    3. Thanks, Dianne. Something about the windmills really intrigues me.

  2. I love it!!

    I have many photos that include the windmills and have been wondering how to incorporate these into my paintings.

  3. Great painting, Peggy. I can't wait to see this in person. Did you get down there to sign one of the 'arms' before they put it up?