Sunday, April 3, 2011

Late Snow


Late Snow
6" x 6"  Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

It's snowing and windy and we're expected to have several inches of snow by morning.  This is springtime in the Rockies!  Now that I have this posted, I think I may go back and remove the row of evergreens in the background.  

If you think about Edgar Payne's compositions, I would call this a diagonal L.

I'm in a group show at Summerland Gardens, 124 East Cheyenne Road, Colorado Springs 80906.  The opening is this Friday, April 8th from 5- 7.  Please stop by that evening or any time soon.

21 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

a very nice piece....agree about the "L"...very appealing

AutumnLeaves said...

Congrats on your show, Pam. I love the evergreens; makes me know this might well be a yard. Beautiful sun direction and shadows.

art2cee2 said...

Snow is for us in Va. in fact it never really made an appearance this winter. You painting is beautiful! :-)

Susan Roux said...

Your colors and texture are just delicious here. Snow is falling here and the temperature is 37. Go figure. Spring can be so strange until it really warms up. Then it's such a wonderful gift!

Pam Holnback said...

Celeste, Thank you. Writing about Payne makes me re-think his words.

Thank you Sherry, Yes, it is a yard behind the neighboring park.

Kimberly, Thank you. We've had a very dry March, so no one is complaining!

Thank you Susan, I love sprig and we don't really have much of one!

Deborah Elmquist said...

I especially love the feel you bring to your surface with the bravado brush strokes. Congratulation on your show. Keep warm as I sweat in the 90 degrees here.

Linda Nickles said...

Beautiful painting . . . and great shadows in the snow!

J Joy Nocifora said...

Lovely painting! My favorite times in Colorado were all the spring skiing trips. Such beautiful country!! Good luck on your CS's show!

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

Love how you painted the shadows. I am enjoying getting to know you though your blog.Would you like to add my link?

Pam Holnback said...

Deborah, thank you! One thing that I love about daily painting is the bravado. It is fun to be quick and flowing!

Thank you Linda. I try to make snow shadows warm, despite the cold.

Joy, thank you. Yes, we spent many years loving the spring skiing.

Thank you Ann for your thoughts

Amy Hillenbrand said...

I love the light you have achieved in the blues, wonderful. Congratulations on your show. FYI it was 90 here the other day :)

martinealison said...

Très belles couleurs... Je vous envoie un peu de notre soleil... Chez nous le printemps se fait sentir plus comme un été... Nous frisons les 30°C... depuis quelques jours.
Gros bisous

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I especially like the sparkle of the snow, and the way it holds the light. Beautiful work, Pam!

LindaHunt said...

I like the color...you make a Rocky Mountain snowy day look warmer! Miss the Rockies!!!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

The color in this painting lets us know that it is spring, even with the snow on the ground. I like the evergreens..they are a nice backdrop to the warm colors.

Karen Bruson said...

Striking! Love the color combination, directional strokes, and abstraction. Very cool.

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Amy. It's going to be 60 here today! Never know what to expect at this altitude!

Merci beaucoup Martine!

Claire, Thank you. Light and snow seem to go well together!

Thank yo Linda. Whenever I look at others snow paintings, the ones that are warmer, even on a cool day, draw me in the most.

Catherine, Thank you. I'm still debating about the evergreens!

Thank you Karen. I find the close-ups fun and yes, kind of abstract!

Dean H. said...

Pam...I like how the warm yellow grasses are played against the cool snow shadows!
The "L" comp. works great!

Dayna Talbot said...

Pam.....Love the energy in your brushwork! The colors are lovely and work so well together. Nice work!

mary maxam said...

wonderful effect Pam. the intensity of the blue and the unusual composition are both super

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Dean. There are definately cools in snow, but mixed with warms, create a nice effect.

Dayna, Thank you! so glad you find it pleasing.

Mary, thank you! I've been playing around w/ composition and close-ups.