Friday, January 18, 2013

Snowy farmstead

Snowed In 12x9 pastel, copyright 2013

Though long gone, it seems there is still plenty of inspiration to be found in the snow.  The reference photo was a drive-by on my way to pick up some paintings in Sidney.  It was not a very good photo and included reflections in the window and some of the car door, but it was good enough for a starting point.  From that it was mostly a matter of being confident enough to trust to "artistic license".


  1. Very good composition. It has a 'drive-by' feel yet settles comfortably in its frame.
    I think you should keep that "license" handy. ;-)

  2. Thank you! And I imagine a lot of my paintings feel like "drive-by's", since that what a lot of my reference photos are. I get better photos when someone else is driving though.