Plein air and a la prima ... that sums up this painting. When you're standing in the cold snow of winter after trudging off the beaten path with your easel strapped to you back, and you're my age, you hope that the painting muses support a relatively quick, one-sitting effort. That was the case with this painting.
This maple tree and the light on the snow around it seemed to call to me from the main road at Platt Hill state park in Winchester, Connecticut. The light on the snow So I listened. It was a beautiful late afternoon setting ... and the light was changing quickly - another incentive to paint quickly. I was pleased with the outcome.
Prints of this original oil painting are available for sale at my Zibbet Shop.