7″ x 12″, oil on linen (2008) Caledon, Ontario, Canada
This has been a wonderful winter of snow in Caledon. While many complaints have been heard about it, they haven’t been coming from me! The snow has a magical way of transforming the landscape, creating a whole new palette compared to the “green” seasons. This winter also gave me an excuse to use my snowshoes. On this occasion, I set up my easel to begin this painting as the fading light caught the stand of poplars. As one last streak of light shot through the trees, the shaded snow took on some of the rich blues from the clear skies above.