Thursday, January 14, 2016

Painting 30 in 30 - Day 14/Snow

"Snowsquall on the Central Plains"
9" x 12"
mixed media/acrylic on canvasboard
For Sale at my Etsy shop HERE


Lots of texture to begin with.
I have NEVER painted a snow scene.
Plenty of thinking and experimenting
before I finally got up
the nerve to 'just do it'.
You can see the trail the farmer left
while laying down some hay bales.

I like the effect.  I can see the wind whipping 
and blowing snow.  
That's what I wanted YOU
to see.

Oodles and oodles of cattle around here to look at, 
sketch and photograph.



4 comments:

Chris Lally said...

Brrrrrr! What an awesome painting!!!

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Chris Lally!

Laurie Mueller said...

I can't believe this is your first snow scene. It's awesome! You really conveyed exactly what it's been like up here in Michigan! Nice job, Pattie!

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Laurie - living most of my life in Colorado, I know exactly how to portray them. This one was near white out, because just a little went a long way, some wiping back done..and I pulled it back before the acrylic dried. Made me think of those days of "this is a painting of a polar bear, on the ice, in a snowstorm."