Oh I know, snow scenes already? Yes, but it’s that time of year to get started painting a series of scenes so there is enough to choose for our Christmas card.
Winter Silence, acrylic (7×5) is my first snow painting with acrylics and I had a ball painting this one. Wow, I just love the subtle snow tones achieved with this paint. It was an awesome scene to get started with. I take a lot of liberty when using reference images for my winter paintings – this one in particular nearly the entire scene was changed expect the concept of the double tree in the foreground. My creative juices took over and I really enjoyed the ride in building this snow scene.
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Reference image used was from my friend Donna Sommer a photographer and artist from pmp.
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Thanks Elena! Great to see you – hope all is well.
Love this, Mary. You are so talented.
Thank you Cynthia, really appreciate your encouraging support!
Beautiful… I love your style!
Thank you so much Denise!
Bah! (To the snow.)
The painting itself is very nice. I love how you mix colours… so soft and natural…
Thank you Pauline for your kind response to this painting!
Lovely, Mary! Sure gets me in the Holiday Spirit. 🙂
Thanks so much Bette!
Thank you so much Heath!
I love all the soft colors you incorporated in this. Magical! Like snow often can be.
Thanks Catherine for your artistic view of the scene – loved reading your thoughts on the piece.
Wonderful textures and feeling
Thank you for your nice feedback on the scene.
My pleasure 💕
Thank you Brenda!!
Wow .. if I tapped my screen Mary those snow layers would surely shake on down from top to bottom 😉 It’s a gorgeous scene … a lovely sense of entering it with your fir trees leading us on through . Using acrylics have been a real success here I would say in rendering this wintry vignette !
Your account of painting this first snowy picture is wonderful . Have a lovely week ….
Thank you so much Poppy I really enjoyed reading your reaction to this painting. I’m been surprised at how much I’ve taken to acrylics, as well as using a brush instead of my fingers (well at least figuring out how to use the brush). Wishing you a beautiful week ahead!
very well done! I ❤ your acrylics very much! Superb!
Thank you so much Dsaquarelles!
Can’t believe I’m saying this, but your piece makes me long for winter’s deep snow. This looks like a marvelous place for cross-country skiing.
You’ve made my day! Ah bring on the snow and lets enjoy a little of the white season!!
It’s a beautiful scene Mary and you have put me right there in the forest in a snowstorm! I can almost feel the bite of the wind.
Ah, love it – thank you Dorann! Although I know your winter was long and harsh last year, hopefully your snow days this winter will be bright and sunny. Happy Sunday to you!
Stunning painting of a winter scene, Mary. You are so very talented. I envy the fortunate recipients of your Christmas card. 😃
You are so nice Sylvia. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and compliment, means a lot. It was a great scene to work practice with using acrylics. Have a wonderful weekend.
Love when you let your creative juices flow, it really influences your interpretation technique. Snow is not an easy subject to tackle and your winter scene shows that you understand perfectly the fact that white is a color! Wonderfully executed beautiful piece!
Have a great weekend Mary, HO HO HO
Awesome Eva – loved reading your feedback. There is something very freeing about painting snow scenes – much of the time I go for it with colors and painting the patterns that reveal themselves. It was great learning how acrylics would be with snow scenes. Thank you for your generous thoughts on this piece.
Love the HO HO HO!!! Have a wonderful weekend too my friend.
Ah, Mary, thank you for opening a winters’ window so beautifully!
Happy weekend! 🙂
Thank you so much Marina for your lovely and generous reaction to the painting – happy weekend to you as well my friend.
Wonderful creation as always, Mary… 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend… 🙂
Thank you very much Maniparna for your thoughtfulness. Have a great weekend too!
“Winter Silence” is a beautiful name for this beautiful painting….there’s something very silent about it, and peaceful….no trace of humans to disturb it, only angels, somewhere in the glow.
Thank you so much Cynthia. I love your fanciful way of looking through this piece and sensing atmosphere for the scene – a quiet blanket calm that comes with a fresh snow fall.
Well done! I’m enjoying the view.
Thank you my friend – glad you enjoyed the scene!
I love snow scenes, and this is beautiful!
Thank you Nicodemas. Something very calming and fresh with snow scenes, nothing like the beauty of the first snow of the season.
Oh, wow! Stunning! 💖😊❄️❄️🌲🌲
Thank you Trini for your generous reaction to the snow scene!
Really good, Miss Mary
and would make a fine greeting card
Thank you Uncle John – appreciate the thumbs up on the card!! Have a lovely weekend.
I can feel my boots crunching in the snow, Mary!
Hello A! Thanks very much – snow is on it’s way to Erie!!
I am afraid you are right….however, right now we’re just trying to stay on top of the leaf flood we have going on! 🙂
Great right? You’ve got to love it. Around here our leaves fall for about 4 straight months and we are raking every weekend from now until February – isn’t that odd. By time we get to January we are very sick of falling leaves, lol!
The people here are possessed! I wouldn’t mind every weekend, but here in this neighbourhood, these people are out there every day. Their yards are like carpet! I’ve seen every manner of dealing with leaves at this point, I think. I mean every single one. Husband and I joke that we should go around every hour and put a little leaf in the center of someone’s yard and see how long it takes them to run out and pick it up! So strange!
What a riot to read your assessment of the fine art of leaf collection! I can totally relate my friend!
I am so glad I am not alone!
This one will make a lovely card. It’s beautiful Mary!
Thank you Rhonda – appreciate it! Have a great weekend.
That’s beautiful, Mary. You should make it into greeting cards.
Thank you Jill – glad you enjoyed the painting. Think it should be the card? I’ve got about 4 or 5 more paintings to do, then who knows which will win in the end. Have a great weekend.
Thank you so much Hien!
you created a beautiful, magical winter wonderland Mary!! and I absolutely Love – the perfection of your background…….. that background you’ve done, sets the stage for us to come right in to the scene and have a lovely stroll through. excellent!
Thank you very much Debi for your generous feedback on this painting – I really enjoyed reading it. It was my intention to get the viewer back into the scene, thanks for noticing and mentioning it.
any time Mary! especially on such a lovely painting 🙂
Lovely glow, Mary
A wonderful golden glow bringing a warmth over the whole scene.
Thank you for your feedback on this painting, I really appreciate it.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment.
So pretty, Mary. Liked reading the joy you had creating your winter scene. Every year I get a card from one of my artist friends who sketches his own. It’s always one of my favorites and I keep them!
Thanks Geralyn – it was great working on a new season. It’s great to know that you cherish your artist friends card creations – no doubt means a lot to them.
What a lovely winter painting Mary! You really captured those heavy laden branches so well… and all so delicately. I really love this one. Hats off to you! 🙂 Rita
Thanks Rita for your generous feedback and thoughts on first snow painting of the season. It was an interesting exercise to do it in acrylics, working the colors and atmosphere of the piece. Thanks again ~
There is a lovely feeling to this painting, Mary, so peaceful and vibrant — it’s easy to see you enjoyed doing it. 🙂
Great to see you Jet, thank you very much for your thoughts on this snow painting. There is something very calming about painting a snow scene and glad it showed in the piece.
Oh that is gorgeous, Mary! 🙂
And Sibella I can’t thank you enough!! Thank you my friend.
You’re so welcome, my friend! I enjoy your art immensely! 💓
Simple and nice, love the colors.
Thank you Robert. Glad you noticed the simplicity of the scene, that was one of my goals with this painting.
Thank you Lee – I really appreciate it!
Love, it….and it’s very clear to see that you have found your medium with acrylic….Have a fantastic weekend..janet.
Thank you so much Janet. I was a little apprehensive on painting snow with acrylics, but gave it a go and really appreciated the subtle tones and textures I can get with heavy applications. It was a great first piece to play with. Have a wonderful weekend too!
You are most welcome….looking forward to seeing more work….Janet.