Plein air painting in winter

OK, so I’m crazy.  But I greatly admire the plein air painters who tromped through the woods, fields and villages in the winter to paint snow scenes.  I will admit that I haven’t been too adventurous in this area but I actually went out into our woods a few weeks ago when we had our first real snow this season.  It was actually great fun but I froze my feet off!  Lesson:  get some foot warmers before I go out in this kind of weather next time.  I had three layers of socks but that didn’t help.

Painting in the snow.  Oil on canvas, 11x14

Painting in the snow. Oil on canvas, 11×14

Woods in Winter, final painting, oil on canvas, 11x14

Woods in Winter, final painting, oil on canvas, 11×14

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5 responses to “Plein air painting in winter

  1. Bravo for braving the elements! I live in the desert, and I don’t think I brave enough to go out into the summer heat. Your painting turned out very well though. Great movement and color choices!

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  2. The painting comes to life because you went out there to do it. Good for you. And you will remember the experience with vivid intensity!

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