Winter Fog – acrylic painting

“Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality” – Andy Goldsworthy

If you look long enough a quiet beauty can be found in freshly fallen snow.  I was drawn to Andy’s quote that seemed to described the scene I was trying to convey in this painting.

Winter Fog, an acrylic painting (14×11) was done on a gessoed hardboard using Liquitex and Golden brand paints.  What attracted me to paint this scene was the warmth radiating from the sun soaked land, even though it’s winter – that juxtaposition between warm and cold was an interesting element to capture.  I am thinking that the scene is missing a little life, so I may go back in and add a few birds in flight.

Happy Valentines Day and thank you for visiting ~ click onto the image for a larger view.

Please don’t take my images – my art is copyrighted.  Please don’t copy or use the image without receiving my permission first – see disclosure on the right panel.


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54 Responses to Winter Fog – acrylic painting

  1. You are so talented i lovee thiss❤️❤️

  2. Your piece made me smile. Although I look like a grownup, whenever I see fresh, untouched snow, I want to run through it and put footprints everywhere. Your painting made me want to do just that.

  3. ladyfi says:

    Winter mist is lovely and so is your painting!

  4. Amy says:

    The painting is so very beautiful, Mary! Snow is enough snow to cover the ground, and the three pine trees are standing tall, and the mountains… Thank you for letting us enjoy your art work.

  5. Jane Lurie says:

    This is a beauty, Mary. Delicate details. I can imagine some birds flying by…

  6. Nice painting, I like the composition.

  7. Paul Beech says:

    A breathtaking, timeless scene, Mary. Visual poetry indeed.

    Studying ‘Winter Fog’, I feel I’ve been whisked through time and space and plonked right there on the spot, in your wild woody wilderness of mist and snow, maybe back in the early 1800s. The deep hush is suddenly broken by the sharp crack of a rifle shot… Davy Crockett in leathers and coonskin cap, perhaps?

    Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Maureen and I enjoyed a lovely lunch at a favourite eatery of ours, near the Point of Ayr.

    My very best from North-East Wales,

    Take care,


    • Mary says:

      Beautiful response to the scene Paul , your words are magical for this winter wonderland . Thank you for taking time to write such an enchanting post.

      So happy that you and maureen had a lovely dinner on valentine’s day.

      Have a great great week ahead .

  8. Catherine says:

    You have such a beautiful palette of colors in this. I really like it!

  9. neihtn2012 says:

    Beautiful painting! I like how you use colors and light to make winter fog look magical.

  10. Mary, you certainly captured winter cold and fog. Beautiful.

    • Mary says:

      Wonderful to hear from you Judy. Thank you so much for taking time to visit and comment – I appreciate your thoughts on this one. Enjoy your Southern trip “snow bird!”

  11. Meme LaPlant Cromartie says:

    Mary, to me there is a lot of life in this picture, but it’s all sleeping under that snow! I like the fog effect and am amazed how realistic it looks. Thanks for sharing. love you, cuz.

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much Peggy for your thoughts and read on the painting, loved reading your reaction to the scene. Thank you and love you too cousin ~ have a wonderful weekend.

  12. Resa says:

    Happy Valentine’s Mary! You are right, the juxtaposition between warm and cold work very well. The painting not only looks great, but it feels fabulous! The sensation is extended by the evergreen juxtaposed with the red tree. I love it!
    (new Art Gown is posted!)

    • Mary says:

      Happy Valentine’s Day to you my friend Resa!! Thanks you so much – I love your read on the scene, makes it come alive through your words. Good news about your gown and can’t wait to see it. Have a wonderful evening ~

  13. I would say that the painting is absolutely fine as it is, without the need to add birds or whatever. It’s a beautiful scene. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Good to see you and thank you every so much for being so thoughtful in your comment. It’s always great to hear feedback, gives another perspective. Thank you for taking time to visit and comment. Best to you and hope the Spring is being to show itself for you all.

  14. Leya says:

    Love it, Mary. It is the feeling of warm and cold in the pale winter sun that does it. That is the way it is now here, with approaching spring.

  15. That’s lovely Mary 🌹

  16. Lovely! You make a winter fog seem romantic. Nice to have found your post!

  17. Spring is coming…but snow is still here…love it!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much Robert for your enthusiastic response to the painting – always appreciated. You are so right, Spring is on its way – out doing yard work today.

  18. Such a beautiful scene, Mary. The sunlight does give it some warmth. I love it. 🙂

  19. Beautiful paining Mary! Happy Valentine’s Day to you (◡‿◡♥)

  20. Novus Lectio says:

    Oh beautiful

  21. This is really beautiful, Mary. At first glance, it looks like a photograph. I love the quote, too!

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