"Winner's Circle" Feature: Winter's Keep

Excerpt posted on July 3, 2012 on the "Winner's Circle" of the Artist's Network website:  "Our Strokes of Genius art competition has produced some terrific winners, including Jennifer Annesley’s Winter’s Keep, featured in Strokes of Genius 3: Fresh Perspectives.

Best of Drawing, Winter's Keep by Jennifer Annesley

Charcoal and gouache on white paper  |  15″ x 43″ (38cm x 109cm)

Here’s what Jennifer Annesley says about her artwork:
This historic railroad hotel in the Canadian Rockies has long captured my imagination with its balance of elegance and power. The multiple spires seem to spring from the mountains themselves, especially in winter’s etched black-and-white world. I photographed an unusual perspective of the complicated architecture as well as some snow-laden trees nearby in the last moments of afternoon sun. I emphasized the contrast between dark brooding stone and brilliant snow, keeping the highlights untouched to maximize the illusion of light.

Jennifer Annesley’s piece Winter’s Keep appeared in Strokes of Genius 3: Fresh Perspectives, published by North Light Books in 2011. Enter the competition here for your chance to appear in Strokes 5 & win other prizes!

Strokes of Genius: The Best in Drawing Competition