We still have snow, but with the nicer weather, it is definitely more enjoyable to head out into the back field for a mid afternoon walk. I wouldn't say that I love winter, but if I lived in a 'forever-green' climate, I would certainly miss the way snow adds fresh beauty to a winter landscape. The sun hangs low reflecting soft colours off of white hills, and icy roads.
The barren fields are decorated with dark twisty branches of Willow, giving the barren winter landscape an interesting texture. This pastel is titled Winter Willow.
Even in the dead of winter colour abounds. The reds and purples of the Dogwood seem to come alive against the white snow. This pastel is untitled.
I can't help but notice the contrasts in landscape. The smooth snow against rough brush. The deep burgundy next to golden yellows. The coolness of shadow edging the sunlit snow. This pastel is titled Winter Grasses.
Happy painting! :)