Monday, December 10, 2012

painting snow- winter solstice

6x6 pastel
Snow is such a wonderful thing to paint because it is a softened reflection of what is above. Transitions are soft, temperatures are soft, Snow makes the land seem lighter, even after the sun has set. Snow is very rarely white, it is an absorption of color.         It's important to observe and paint snow on location to understand its unique qualities. A photograph will never give you the information you crave. Since we do not have snow yet, and I wanted to paint a "winter solstice"  scene as a holiday greeting, I had to rely on many  of my snow paintings as a guide.
I will blog later about some of the beautiful work I saw in NYC this weekend.. and in the meantime I will hope for snow soon.....till then....... toodles!


Leah Noonan said...

We were supposed to get snow today but alas, it was all rain. There was a most incredible "red sky at morning" sunrise though!

Donna T said...

This is so beautiful! The colors just glow and the snow sparkles!

loriann signori said...

Hi Leah,

Thank you!Wish I was able to see your red sky.On another note, rain simply isn't the same beauty as snow. Maybe you will get your snow soon!

Hi Donna and a big thank you!