Here is my last snow painting for the 2014 Winter season. Don’t you think we all need a little warmth of Spring – stay tuned.
Winter Light, an oil pastel (6×9) was painted on light-gray tinted Mi-Teintes pastel paper using mainly Sennelier and Mungyo brand OPs. Very little scraping was done on this piece, rather my fingers, clay shapers and pieces of pipe insulation were used to blend the colors. I loved turning up the blues in this painting, just how cold can it get?
A reference image was used, taken by Helen Stanchfield of pmp – although a lot of liberty was used to get the effect I was after.
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Mary, It’s beautiful, very well painted!
Thank you so much!
Just beautiful, Mary!
Masterfully done as always.
Hi Stefano, so great to hear from you! Thanks very much ~
A previous commenter used the word “magical”, and I agree. It looks really cold, but also hopeful, as though the trees are waiting with barely-contained anticipation.
Love your description! Thanks so much for your beautiful comment.
You have gone and mad cold look beautiful gorgeous work Mary
Thanks Eunice – I’m happy to report that the cold weather is taking an early departure from our neck of the woods. Even saw buds on some of my perennials.
I like the atmosphere and the light that comes from behind! Beautiful!
Thank you Alexandra!
That’s somehow so cold, Mary, even though it is a warm blue! Amazing.
Hi Cara, thanks so much for your feedback especially with the blue – I love that you got the effect I was building in this piece (cold vs warm).
Chilled to the bone, very nice Mary!
Magnificent with the blues!
Oooh, so cold, but so sparkly and full of light! Love the dramatic effect of the shadows.
Thank you so much Rhonda for your beautiful feedback! Have a wonderful weekend.
Mary, this is incredible! 🙂
Thank you Eva for your generous comment!
You’re most welcome! I’m a big fan. ^_^
Its beautiful but I agree it is time to turn our attention to thoughts of spring!!! 🙂
Thanks Susan, I was reviewing my landscape paintings of 2014 and got lost in all the sun and greenery – oh baby it’s time for Spring!
So beautiful! The winter light, snow shining…
Something very stirring within this Mary . I really like the sense of expectancy and optimism . Shadows will vanish as light encompasses. Lovely .
Hi Poppy, beautiful description – I could get lost just in your words. Thank you so much!
It seems everybody got the winter blues 🙂
I love the all blue approach of this piece, it gives a wonderful ambiance to the scene. Love those elongated shadows on the snow and the lighting turns the whole winter landscape into a magical and mysterious place! Beautiful!
Hi Eva, so glad you enjoyed the piece. It’s one of those scenes that you could get lost in as the light and softness pulls you in, almost fools us into thinking it’s not that cold out! Here is to a cold-blue kind of magic ~
So sorry, I also meant to say – thank you!
🙂 Have a great weekend Mary!
brrr… this looks wickedly cold and beautiful as only a soft, snow-covered night can be. xx
Hi LInda, thanks so much really enjoyed your feedback! Have a wonderful weekend.
Top drawer, Mary
I think the answer is “VERY !”, Mary … 🙂
Yeah M.R. – thanks!
Wow, love the atmosphere in this one. So beautiful.
Thank you Miss Gloria – glad you enjoyed it!
Who knows what lurks beside, beyond that tree……only the the shadow knows…
I REMEMBER THAT !!!!!
I think the original was “who knows what evil lurks in the heart of man….” 🙂
I think so too Cynthia!
The opening voice-over, you mean, Cynthia ? Bet you’re right – it’s so very ’40s and ’50s radio ! 😀
And, were you scared or delighted by what was behind the tree?
The looming Shape ? My only thought re that was “Mary waxes fantastical – wot fun !” 😀
Fantasy and magical – oh yes, it’s time to embrace winters’ cold and natures way of refreshing the atmosphere.
Oh exactly Cynthia, only the shadow knows for sure!! You won’t find me out there on my own, I’m scared of my own shadow! Lol – thanks!
Wow! I really like the lighting and atmosphere here.
Thanks so much!! it was a great scene to work with.
Cold and yet somehow magical as well. I love the tone of this one…..like the magic awaits those who will brave the elements……
Hi A!, thanks very much. So right in your description, I wanted something very different from my typical snow scenes with bright, but cold color. Magical is a good word ~ thanks.
Absolutely beautiful artwork.