Monday, February 7, 2011

Light Snow


Light Snow, 6 x 8 in.
sold

Last Friday, Austin received a whopping inch (yes, one) of snow--and school was cancelled (mostly due to the ice that was so nicely hidden beneath the snow). We get so few "snow days" here that we were all pretty excited.

Around noon when the roads became passable, I headed out to Hunt to meet some college girlfriends as planned (we were not about to let a little snow cancel our plans!) Just outside of Austin, I had to stop and take some photos--and make a mental picture of it all. It really was beautiful, and an entirely new way of seeing the countryside with which I'm growing so familiar. I must say, I had a blast painting this, and knocked out a larger version today. Here's to more snow days!

-julie davis

16 comments:

Denise Rose said...

So pretty! Love thos shadows in the snow. We got a few more inches here in Memphis today but this is kind of getting old for us now. We have had more snow "events" this year than any year I can remember. And we are supposed to get more this Wednesday! I did get out on one of them and get some great photos though. Hard to resist when you are an artist right?

Kay said...

Ha..we just got 5 inches this afternoon with 50+ mph winds. Of course I live at almost 5000 ft. and the ski resorts got 2 feet on top of several other feet of snow. We actually don't mind too much as it is a good snow pack for our water year. We had over 7 yrs. of drought in the 1990's so we appreciate the snow! That is in Utah.
Beautiful painting. Snow paintings can be tricky!

Victor Errington said...

Hi Julie.
This is a brilliant painting. It certainly depics a Landscape in snow. You have produced some wonderful Landscapes, but this one for me is your best. All the best Julie.
Vic.

Kathy Cousart said...

Julie,
Light Snow is beautiful. The sky is the perfect color and value against the trees and the snow. Love your trees! I plan on studying them and learning about them as you did:) Worked for you!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Nice one, Julie!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

This is a winner. Great light, colors, and values. And I can really feel the cold here!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Beautiful. And you can tell it's the Southwest under that snow. Wishing I had ventured out and taken some cool pics too.

Kathryn Glover said...

I love your beautiful shapes. Yes, snow is wonderful to paint with its colorful shadows.

claire christinel said...

Beautiful Julie, I can feel the crispness in the air! gorgeous light and I love the aerial perspective on the hills behind.

julie davis said...

Thank you all. I felt really great about this one and it almost painted itself--even though I was quite intimidated by the snow.

Randy Saffle said...

Julie, This is one of my favorites. Love it! The overall tone and the Juicy paint stokes are sweet. I would be proud of it!

It is now my wallpaper. ;?)

julie davis said...

What a compliment, Randy. Thank you!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

We are wishing for no snow days and you want more! Well when I look at this painting I understand why, It's lovely.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Ingrid said...

This is a superb painting Julie. It looks a lovely sunny, winter's day with lots of light and great shadows. :)

Marilyn said...

Your painting is lovely, Julie. Welcomes you right in.

Stephen Parker said...

this one's great, Julie. Love the composition and the depth you've created.