Sunday, January 31, 2010
I've had a hankerin' to do some snowy farm scenes but we haven't had the snow. When I heard the latest storm was just going to clip southern Pa. I decided to jump in the car with my camera and head to taneytown MD to gather a bunch of photos. I was questioning the decision when I got to Hanover PA. there were only flurries. No worries, 5 miles later I could barely see the road! Never got as far as Taneytown. I took a side road through some great farm country and just kept jumping out and clicking away. I was loving it and getting covered in snow. I started to realize I was most interested in the slight variations of dark mass against the very snowy background. Today I will start a series of triptychs addressing this. It would have been fun to paint out of the van but I think I would have gotten it stuck. This is the first single painting. Believe me, it was really coming down!!!