March 9, 2008

(130) Snow!
8 x 16, oil
To all my friends to the north who are sick of snow, please accept my apology, but we were thrilled to see it arrive here yesterday! It was our first and only snow of the winter, the only "significant" snowfall in ten years, so children (young and old) were out enjoying the day. I didn't attempt to paint from life since the children (and the sun) were in and out, up and down at rapid speeds.
Instead, I photographed at a favorite sledding spot that became more heavily populated as the day went on. I made a conscious effort to close my eyes and memorize the sounds of joy, laughter, and shrieks of delight all around me. Some of the children there had never seen snow--priceless.
“Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery”...Bill Watterson, creator of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes (I miss seeing C&H in the daily newspaper; Calvin's "snow art" was a favorite series)

2 comments:

{The Christian's} said...

I think I have seen enough snow for a lifetime. :)

This is a great painting! I love the colors.

natalie said...

that's the first thing i noticed too, i love the colors you used against the backdrop of snow.