Inspiration for the Oil Painting “Winter’s Night in New England” Coupled with Poem by Robert Frost “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

Hi all,

Very brisk November day here in Connecticut, and Dan is heading to Cranston, RI to deliver (3) paintings to the Fine Art Gallery for their upcoming Holiday Show.

Updates on what is happening in the world of Dan’s art:

“Winter’s Night in New England” an oil painting by Daniel S. Dahlstrom, Connecticut Artist

What inspired Dan to paint this composition?

As usual, inspiration came from one of our excursions-we were heading back from dinner, at an excellent restaurant, and the light, shadows, and water caught his attention. And as usual, out came the camera (it is always with us), and planning of the new composition began to take hold of his attention. Lucky for him we had already eaten, and I was content to sit in a warm car, just about napping. A New England winter’s night can be very captivating and magical with a fresh, blanket of snow and deep shadows cast across the landscape. Dan’s composition is structured around that winter’s night, and depicts the essence of the landscape and the season.

Now this painting, with two others, is heading toward Rhode Island for a holiday show– “Holiday Boutique Show”–this was a juried show, and we are excited to have some of Dan’s work in this Holiday Event.

Painting with frame:

Invitation to Holiday Show:
Show runs from November 29 (Friday) to January 9, 2015 (Friday)
Opening Reception on November 29 (Saturday) 5-9:00pm

Thought you might enjoy this poem by Frost:

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
BY ROBERT FROST
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost was born March 26, 1874 in San Francisco and died on January 29, 1963 in Boston, MA at the age of 88.

Quote by Robert Frost:

Subject matter of painting that Dan is working on:

Will keep you posted as the painting progresses….

Wishing you a good one….

Dan (the artist) and Nancy (the blogger)

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