A Congregation of Trees


Winter is here, I’ve been painting snowy scenes, and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying my December landscape-painting project. With yesterday’s painting — Moonlight Night — I felt a sense of satisfaction. I was pleased with the painting. In many ways it represented progress I’ve made over the last two weeks.

But, let’s never rest on our laurels, right? When things are progressing nicely, why not throw a monkey wrench into the works just to see what happens?

My little monkey wrench came about while painting recent “snowscapes”. Painting snow is a good challenge at times. There are many different colors in a snowscape, and it’s been fun to play with “warm snow scenes” and “cool snow scenes”.

To learn more about how to paint snow, I turned to an old issue of Artist magazine. I’d read it before, remembered that much of the issue focused on painting winter scenes, and thought…

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