“A Winter Sketch” 7″ x 5″ oil on canvas
Saturday graced the day with a light dusting of snow. It was a bit wet and icy but all I could really notice was the beauty.
After returning home from a memorial service for my close friend I went outside and snapped a few pictures. It was a little too wet to paint outdoors. My friend loved the winter as much as I do. That’s one of the many things we had in common. We had cross country skied right through this area in the painting just last winter.
It was a joyful experience to jot this down on canvas. Even though it wasn’t done “en plein air” I was still able to capture feel the awesome comfort I can find in winter.
I loved the soft greys and hints of color against the white. Perhaps I made the snow a bit thicker than it really was so I could feel the “blanket” of protection I often do with snow. Maybe I just missed my friend.