First Winter Snow
9x12 Acrylic on Canvas
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Brrr. This is one of the few winter scenes I have ever painted. And although I think snow is beautiful, “cold” is a rare subject of choice.
Created in 2001, this landscape was done with acrylics on a 9x12 cotton canvas. The old maple syrup farm is located in Stephentown, New York. Viewing it brings back fond memories of my relatives who live there.
Back then, I had a completely different approach to painting. My palette was limited. I preferred bristle brushes and did not prepare the canvas with a base coat. Every color was lighted with white.
Using a linen canvas seemed farfetched. I avoided higher quality materials and waited several more years before even giving linen a try. Now linen has become a favorite surface.
Things certainly have changed.
Whether adopting a new paint color, tool, surface or even philosophy, the creation of art is a powerful source for personal growth. If you’re willing to explore the possibilities, it can be a tremendously rewarding adventure!
Thanks to each of you who have filled my days with warmth, through your kind words of encouragement this year. Enjoy the holiday season, have a Merry Christmas, and keep creating!