Sunday, March 1, 2009

"In Like a Lion"

6 x 8"
oil on masonite
sold

I didn't believe those weathermen - I admit. It hasn't snowed on my street in ...... maybe 6 years. I wish for it all winter long - every winter. What a sight. What a sound.

This had to be done. Today. My first painting of snow from the street where I live. And... I'm hurrying up to get out of my little studio in case a tree branch does fall. One never knows.



9 comments:

Debbie said...

Karin, for someone who doesn't get to see snow very often, you have done a beautiful job. It is a similar scene to what I see here everyday all winter, and you've captured it perfectly. I forget to appreciate the snow, it really is beautiful at times.

Mark Bridges said...

Wonderful painting. Hope the trees stay whole, and your studio too.

LSaeta said...

How wonderful that you can keep this memory of snow today! I spoke with my sister in law in Atlanta this morning and she was enjoying the snow ... I am jealous as it is 88 degrees in LA today.
Beautiful painting.

Melissa A. Robinson said...

Lovely, Karin! I live in Minnesota where snow is indeed magical from November until about January. Then it starts to get a little old. :) Even still, I enjoy this piece.

James Parker said...

Aha, a snow scene. Seldom seen from you. Underneath the whiteness, your skill comes shining through.
And, yes, the sound of virgin snow is stunning for its lack of it.

Cooper Dragonette said...

Stunning Karin. I was just out in the snow this morning, but it doesn't look as good when you're shoveling it as it does on your canvas!

Becky Brocato said...

Just beautiful, so serene. And Houston doesn't get snow much either. And when we do, traffic comes to a standstill. It is fun for a day or two, though!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

If you get rusty, and it does not appear to be the case, you can always return to Chicago.

Ann Reyes said...

Karin, I love this painting! It shows the coldness and stillness and quietness of the place. It's wonderful!