In this new painting, Night Rink, I wanted to flow with a deep sense of the uniqueness of winter. As a kid, I loved skating at an outdoor, natural rink. Some people used a lake, and some used a pond. It didn't matter which, it was incredible. If you were lucky, your mom would bring you some hot chocolate or hot apple cider! If it was close to Christmas, like it is now, the excitement is heightened. Where I'm from, New Brunswick in eastern Canada, the winters were quintessential winter and idyllic. I was a lucky kid, to be sure.
Maybe someday you'll catch sight of a painting of mine where there are kids on toboggans. ;) I LOVED that...