Acrylic on Canvas, 2010
This scene is definitely rural. And seemingly more so with a heavy layer of snowy-ness.
It’s a snowy afternoon, and just a while earlier, the snow stopped for a bit, and it’s very cold,
very still, and very quiet. Almost a somber hush –
But despite that, there’s activity motivated by the wind, seen in a brave lonely tree,
and in the field grasses.
They may be muted, but they will not be silenced!
And a sense of peacefulness abounds.
This was a most challenging painting due to how much my colors were so greyed-down.
My usual tendency is toward much brighter colors!
But here, the muted tones enhance the calming effect of the painting.