First Big Snowfall

TM9244 First Big Snowfall 36×40 oil on panel

The magic of winter, for me, is the way snow transforms everything. In terms of painting, the snow is graphic, much like a woodcut. Meanwhile, the exposed elements of the landscape are still fairly painterly and express depth. The collision of the graphic and the painterly produces an expressiveness that challenges. Plus all those crisp blues and violets….I can’t resist.

First Big Snowfall is from Hamlen Woods, my (nearest) favorite conservation area. The connected wetlands, creeks and ponds offer so many subjects and perspectives, and joy!  Detail below.

TM9244 First Big Snowfall – detail

Ice Pond Views


Snow days can be so luminous – glowing blues and shades of white against startlingly colorful woods. A recent walk to the pond provided these three opportunities to savor the day. Enjoy.