Snow Study Along the Poudre River

Snow Study, 10x10, oil on panel © Nelia Harper
Snow Study, 10×10, oil on panel © Nelia Harper (Available $150 – Contact me.)


After sub-zero temperatures, it sure felt good to get back outside to do this “Snow Study”, the first painting of the year.  Our plein air painting group met at the Environmental Learning Center along the Poudre River.  We weren’t the only ones anxious to get out and enjoy the snow.  The trails were already well trampled by skis, snowshoes, boots and running shoes.

Painting snow sure is fun, and challenging.  It’s good test of values, paint application and keeping your brushes and brushstrokes clean.  Those hillocks have piles of paint.

"Snow Study" 10x10, oil on panel.  On site along the Poudre River.
“Snow Study” 10×10, oil on panel. On site along the Poudre River.

I was drawn to the contrast of light and shadow on the snow covered rocks and the light green of the ice.

If you would like this painting for your collection, contact me.

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