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Something seasonal, at least around here,  in winter.  :)

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  1. this is very Winter…
    Beautiful work of art…
    Take Care…
    )0(

  2. Truly beautiful in the raw strength of nature. The sapling lends a sweetness in the composition that lightens the load of the thick snow on the big papa Spruce. I am in the painting and feel the chill and dim light of the winter sky.

    • You saw what I saw in this, Nancy. I think of the strength of these pines everytime I see them hold ALL THAT SNOW! Then I saw the younger tree, too, and the pair is what caused me to want to paint this. Thank you for this comment.

  3. Looks very much like some of the pines in our yard…beautiful and peaceful!

    • I imagine they do! :) You’ve had enough snow for all winter, already, over your way! Thank you for the comment Caroline.

  4. Oh, I like this! It is so cold, snow would be welcome! With wind chill, it was 12 last night! pipes froze! zActs as insulation, amazingly. I may want to use this this winter on my blog, with your permission, and a link to your website, of course!

    bigsurkate, on a mountain top in Big Sur

    • I think you sent that cold right across the country to us, Kate. It is frigid. Of course you may use this image. Thank you!

  5. Just yesterday my sister sent me pics of the first snow in Maryland, I am missing snow so much! Love the winter feel, the nature’s coolest energy coming out of your painting!

    • Thank you, Padmaja! We have not been hit with a huge amount, as yet, but North of me and south of me has.

  6. Love paintings with spruces and fir-trees because I also love all trees whatever they’d be, and these winter settings are so Christmas-like. Your painting is beautiful.

    • Thank you, Inese. I know you like trees, because I’ve seen many painted by you and youir students. Places without trees look so lonely. The grasslands with nothing but waving oceans of grass are beautiful; so are deserts with the rolling formations of sand, but nothing beats trees in a landscape, methinks.

  7. Very much Christmas

  8. Great art work.

  9. So beautiful and exemplifies what I love about the winter months! Well, the beauty and the hominess!

  10. So beautiful. :)

    • Thank you, Corey. Your pines will look like this any day now! :)

  11. Perfect timing. When I saw your post it had just started snowing out. It’s snowing on your blog too! :) I love this tall, majestic spruce tree weighted heavily with snow. I love the cold winter sky with the flecks of white snow. I also really like the tall winter brush in the background behind the tree. Overall it’s such a peaceful winter scene.
    Now I have a question, did you frisket the whites on the trees and then go back and paint the shadows in the snow or did you just carefully save the whites in those areas?

    • I love this falling snow on the blog each Christmas season, Carol. Thank you for noticing the background trees. I don’t know what I worked on longer, the dollops of snow on the branches and shadowing them or those trees in the background and getting them to read halfway decent. I did not frisket but drew those dollops, lightly, with a pencil and painted the darks around them. Then! I used white watercolor for each mound (it gave it that heavy opaque look of snow) and grayed a blue to shade each and every one of them.

    • patricia (june) gibson
    • Posted December 10, 2013 at 9:38 am
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    VERY NICE. I’M GOING TO TRY TO DO ONE LIKE THIS.
    JUNE
    P.S. LOVE THE SNOW FALLING ON THE WEBSITE AS I WRITE THIS.

    • Oh. I hope you do paint some! I like that wordpress turns this snow on every Holiday season.Thankyou!

  12. beautiful. enjoy.

  13. That is certainly a beautifully snow-flocked tree, Leslie!

  14. Absolutely beautiful, Leslie !
    Perfect piece for this season❤️

  15. Beautiful piece, Leslie!

  16. Looks just like here! It is beautiful when it snows.

    • I imagine you see a lot more of this and for a longer period of time than the rest of us who live more south, Susan. Thankyou!

  17. Very pretty. I like the way the branches are bending down from the weight of the snow. Just like here right now. LOL Too much snow too early in my opinion. And more tomorrow!

    • Hi Ruth,

      Oh yes! This is exactly the way my two spruces in my back yard looked last Saturday during that storm! :) Thankyou!

  18. Such a nice painting! I can feel the weight of the snow on the branches.

    • …and there has been a lot of this going on up here this winter. Thankyou, Al!

  19. WOW Leslie!! WOW!…


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