Winter on St. Germain
(Third in the Trilogy of Our First House)
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012I'm actually working on a portrait tonight, but can't
show you until it's ready. Looking through my snow
paintings this one amused me. A wonderful collector
wanted paintings of her new house in three seasons.
And for the winter image she wanted authentic snow,
plus her husband and two children in the painting.
Challenge #1. It did not snow. Not like Toronto today
which is encased in snow on November 12, that fell
yesterday. I wanted to deliver the paintings before
Christmas. And it would not snow!
Finally it did! Whew. We artists have a very different
view of weather. Especially if we're painting it.
#2 Painting recognizable images of her wonderful
husband and two lovely children in a portrait of a
house on a 12 inch x 12 inch canvas was a challenge.
With great cooperation from my client, I feel like
we achieved our goal, and everyone was happy.
So Toronto, let it snow. I was asked the other day if
I paint snow because I paint clouds. I do, and now that
I've painted so many clouds, I'm looking forward to
painting more snow!
Have an enjoying your weather day.
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