Some of the most inspirational paintings I’ve ever seen have been paintings that made me want to grab a heavy coat, scarf, and gloves and view them while sipping some hot chocolate. I have such fond memories of snow covered landscapes as a kid that I just can’t help but try to relive those experiences when we get a little snow.
Here in NC, we don’t get to see substantial snowfall, so, when the opportunity arises…or falls, I try to make it a point to grab the plein air painting gear, bundle up, and hit the snow!
Here’s a few of the plein air paintings that I managed to get completed during our time of snow:
I tried looking in the not so obvious places for subject matter with this painting. Sometimes, your best paintings are the ones that you force yourself to look beyond your usual compositions.
This was a particularly cold day. I experimented with my acrylic paints by adding antifreeze to my water that I wash my brushes out and thin my paint with. It actually turned out nice…no frozen water, but the paint did get a little “pastey”. However, some good ol’ Golden Open gel medium solved that problem.
I love the lights on a snow covered night. It was terribly cold, but totally worth it.
If you’re interested in any of the above paintings, feel free to contact me for pricing and availability.