November 3, 2020

Sometimes I get myself stalled by overthinking! It’s easy for me to over intellectualize, and it rarely ends up with a painting that resonates for me. The challenge is to keep my heart in the process, and keep my head from getting in the way. Easier said than done.

The very simple idea for this painting was, and I quote, "I wonder what Cadmium Red Light would look like over Quinacridone Magenta?”


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October 27, 2020

Here’s a look at what’s on my easel this cold October morning. Wet cool blues and greens over a predominantly warm underpainting. I have a pretty good idea where this painting is going.

It’s a view I know well, looking east across the Stillwater River just west of town. I enjoy revisiting familiar territory. It’s a little like continuing a conversation with an old friend. Things are never exactly the same, and it’s nice to catch up. We’ll see where the painting leads me!

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October 21, 2020

Holy smokes, it's snowing like crazy! All of a sudden, and much earlier in the season than usual, I'm thinking about sharpening ski edges, dusting off the snowshoes, buying a new hockey stick, and making sure the snow plow blade is on the tractor!

Marshall Noice | First Snow | Pastel on Paper | 18x18" | 1,800.

Here's a pastel sketch I did LAST fall when the first snow arrived. As I recall it was late November, not the middle of October. I think it's going to be a great winter here in Northwest Montana! I'm going to stock up on hot chocolate.

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