Day 8 .... how many to go? :-)
This week I have studied several artist' paintings of snow from Monet to Schmidt. I knew I wanted to paint a snow scene but had no idea where to begin. One thing I found I loved was the blue tones in Monet's snow scenes. It felt both happy and yet I thought it depicted the feeling of just how cold it must be. We did get a dusting of snow this week here in Columbia, but nothing like where my imagination took me. I remembered as a child living in West Virginia how excited we were when not only was the ground completely covered, but we could build snow forts in the huge drifts. I hope this painting brings sweet childhood memories for you as it has for me.