Wednesday, April 18, 2018

#2077 "Snow Load"

From March 2018...

It had snowed hard overnight. About 25 centimetres of wet and heavy snow had accumulated. The depth of the snow would have been double that if the flakes had remained as frozen dendritic aggregates. The snow accumulated on the trees in a characteristic way and that was the reason for this painting and the following series of snow studies. As well snow is not white but takes on the values and colours of the environment. I took a nice walk along Long Reach Lane to capture the fleeting moments.

These particular section of pine, fir and hemlock trees was on the Long Reach side of the lane well beyond the fork in the road that leads to our place. I do not travel there very often. It was still snowing lightly and the dim morning light was not making much of an impression through the overcast nimbostratus.
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