The break after a fresh snow fall can be so gorgeous, especially if the sun comes out giving the scene a warm winter glow. I can remember these beautiful scenes in Maine, our yard and street would be glistening with fresh white snow and the pine needles would twinkle like shreds of glass ~ this became the theme for my next painting.
Winter Glow, an oil pastel (5×7), was painted on cream tinted Mi-Tientes pastel paper using mainly Sennelier and Mungyo-Gallery oil pastels. A razor and firm clay shapers were used for texturing the trees and snowy landscape.
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Marvelous! I love getting lost in the trees.
Thanks Elena, it was fun just slicing and dicing through the oil pastels creating all kinds of passage ways.
Great mix of warm and cool colors in the snow. I have a feeling we’ll be facing this kind of scenery soon here in Finland. Looking forward to that, at least from an artistic point of view. Beautiful painting ❤
Thank you Heidi and enjoyed reading your reaction to the piece. Can only imagine the wonderful scenes you’ll be painting this Winter – you live in a great place for snow-wonders!
Another lovely snow scene Mary! I like all the texture in this one. ~Rita
Thank you Rita – lot of scraping went on with this piece, was a lot of fun developing the scene.
Nice use of light
Thank you Graham!
So beautiful Mary and yes scenes such of this will soon fill all of New England.
Thank you Eunice – New England winters, harsh as they might be, the beauty is unmatched, especially by the ocean.
Very nice shading on the snow… makes it look so soft and warm. 🙂
Thank you Pauline, not easy to do sometimes with OPs – appreciate it!
Hi Mary, this is really beautiful. I love the light and the coolness of the color. I can hear the quiet in the snow scene. 🙂
Thank you Carol – love seeing the piece through your artistic eyes. Your last line is great and I know just what you mean. Thanks again ~
Like fresh snow dancing with a ballerina made of winter light.
Ah, do I detect a little nod toward Cynthia? Thanks my friend!
It is magical!
Love your reaction, thanks Dsaquarelles!
Thank you Kendall for your kind feedback on the painting!
You are welcome!
Beautiful! I agree, the best time to look at a snowy scene is right after it falls. Makes me feel like grabbing a hot cup of coffee, a cat and an easy chair and just looking out of the window for awhile.
Now I feel like building a fire to enjoy the the special white flakes – just kidding it will be upon your area before too long. Thank you Resa I’m glad the painting can take you to a place of warmth and comfort.
I can feel the snow sprinkling all around. And I especially love how you tell how this was made. Love oil pastels!
Very cool – they are a great medium to paint with.
Looks cold! Very pretty!
Thanks so much Nawfal!
Happy New Year Mary!
Thanks so much Nawfal – best wishes in the New Year to you as well. Looking forward to your beautiful work in 2016.
I ALWAYS enjoy seeing your creative work! All the Best and Thanks!
Dear Mary, I hear poetry in your painting, music too. Your snow scenes carry me back to my childhood in the 50s, balaclava-clad, tobogganing down the slope between our house and the old church. Fresh snow blankets bombsites from the Blitz and Mum takes me down a grotto to visit Santa…
Happy memories – thank you.
No better compliment Paul than for one of my paintings to bring back fond childhood memories – love it. Thank you so much I really enjoyed reading your special comment.
Brrrr but so lovely 🙂
Love all the criss cross textures and working of your pastels looking at it enlarged Mary … really gives the sense of a dense secret forest ..
Two designs already *wow*
Enjoyed reading your reaction to the piece Poppy! Thank you for noticing it was my goal to create an appearance of a thick forest and a bit of warm sun shining through – a great eye.
I love winter glow! Thank you Mary for sharing it.
Thank you very much Nicodemas for your kind thoughts!
Thank you Derrick!
Nice drawing, I like how snow usually looks blue.
Nice to meet you Shawn. thank you very much!
Wow. The shadows, the light,…..I can feel the wispiness of the snowflakes in this one.
Very cool A! Thanks very much for your reading of the scene – I like that, “wispiness of the snowflakes.”
sensational winter scene filled with soft delicate colours and shadows. lovely!
Thank you Debi!!
you are Welcome Mary, I love your Winter Glow!!
Beautiful painting …. but did you have to remind me of snow so early? 😉
Thank you Frank, and oh no – feel so bad about the snow reminder. You won’t see too many of these scenes this year, just a few then onto a new subject. Have a great week!
Subtle and fine, Miss Mary
Thank you Uncle John for your kind thoughts on this piece. Always appreciate your feedback ~
For some strange reason, I’m seeing angels in your snow paintings, this time around….there it is, flying right down the center! I’m kidding you, of course, but not entirely. If only the snow-experience were so lovely, I think, as I look forward here to winter….one can only hope! Beautiful painting, of course. ❤
Thank you so much Cynthia – loved your reaction to the piece. I hope that when the gray days descend on Maine and the coldness takes hold, that you imagine scenes of a warm winter day with the sun gracing a white landscape with beautiful golden rays of magic. Have a most wonderful day ~
What a delightfully magical scene. Love the story of your inspiration, winter is the most magical season, we all want to experience it and you gave us a most beautiful front view to that magic. I have always enjoyed your winter scenes, love how you deliver the medium (which is snow) with your tools. Lovely work Mary!
Wishing you a great week!
Thanks so much Eva – snow is one of the most engaging subjects to see and paint. Magical is a great descriptive for those special moments of clean white snow w/the sun shining on snow particles. It’s a great time season to take drab gray cold days and turn them into a kaleidoscope of color. Wishing you a wonderful week as well my friend!
Wow, 56 likes and I’m 57 – that’s gotta tell you, this is amazing and beautiful xo
Thank you Cynthia for your generous comment!
Your oil pastel textures here are really lovely!
Thank you very much for your observation of the textures. They are a great medium for using a razor and painters knife for creating the textures you see.
Gorgeous artwork Mary, how gifted you are!!
Thank you Holly for your kind words of encouragement – so glad you enjoyed the piece.
It is true that snow in New England makes for great paintings. Gorgeous work, Mary.
Thank you Evelyne and you are so right, it can be a magical place in the wintertime.
Gorgeous lighting in this….love it. Janet
Thanks Janet – really appreciate it!
Beautiful, Mary. Almost makes me want it to snow. ALMOST! 🙂
Thanks Geralyn – I know just a few painted snow scenes, I really don’t want to rush the white stuff too soon especially for you guys in VT.
Lovely atmosphere and light, I can feel the sun and the cold!
Thanks Anna, I’m with you I’ll often feel both the cold and warmth on a sunny winter day.
The larger view give wonderful details and show the beautiful glow. Love it, Mary! 🙂
Thanks very much Amy. So glad that you enlarged the image sometimes it gives a whole different view. In this case
Absolutely gorgeous!!! 🙂
Thank you Sibella – I really appreciate it!
You’re so welcome, my friend! 🙂 ❤
Thank you Susan! Great to see you, hope all is well and you’ve settled into your house.
So lovely, Mary. You really captured that sparkle. 🙂
Thank you so much Sylvia!
Thanks Catherine! Wonderful to see you – have a great week.
I like your scene better than the real stuff…especially when I’m commuting to work. Beautiful, Mary!
Thanks Jill – love your reaction. Sometimes it’s so much more enjoyable to look at snow rather than being in it – especially if it is storming or freezing cold. Best to you this week.
Exotically chilly. Beautiful.
Thank you, much appreciated!
Beautiful light, Mary – beautiful scene! 🙂
Hi Marina, thanks very much for your kind words on this painting – means a lot. Have a great week ahead.
You too!!!! 🙂
Very beautiful as always. Have a wonderful week.
Thank you Lee – always appreciate it! Have a wonderful week as well!