Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fresh Snow

6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h
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Today is really warm: in the high 50's. I should have gone outside to paint, but instead we went for a walk. Last week we had a very cold spell: 10 degrees and snow. I did not paint outside that day, but did go for a quick walk in the morning to take some pictures of the snow for reference later. My husband gave me snow sneakers from LL Bean for Christmas. They're good in really cold weather. They're a combination of hiking boot and sneaker but extra thermal. They look like the little velcro hiking boots our son had when he was 5. But, my feet were not cold at all! This is in the park right next to our house.

I've been looking at the colors other artists use for snow. Some seem to use cobalt, some thalo, some more violet. As with all paintings, it's how we see the light on an object, in this case how we see the light on the snow. And, different geographic locations have different altitudes which have different amounts of sunlight.


Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

This is so beautiful, Pam. The snow is so subtle, so rich. I like to use pthalo, maybe with a touch of rose in it, too.

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks kelley, I'll try that color combination.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, So peaceful and serene. You really did a good job communicating the feeling of snow!
Beautiful painting!