Thursday, January 3, 2013

30 in 30 Days - Day 2 - Winter Pergola - SOLD

Acrylic on 9x12 canvas panel
Available through DPW gallery/auction

Love to paint snow, especially when it is resting on items of a contrasting color & shape. I love how the snow settles on the various objects and beams, acting like a sort of icing. This is #2 in my 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge, and the second in my winter series. This pergola is located in NYC, and with snow, it has a whole different look than it does in the summer. 

I chose to make the background have the "blue" look of cold, with the reddish branches of the trees matching the reddish beams of the pergola. The contrast of warm & cold colors - love the look.

I don't know if all 30 days of this challenge will be paintings of snow, but right now I love painting them. Hope you enjoy them as well.

Click here to see all paintings in Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 challenge


Theresa Grillo Laird said...

Love this! Is it the one on the Central Park West entrance to the park I think in the 60's? It's been years since I was there.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I do so love the snow paintings, Nan. I have to say that I thought this looked like an covered bridge in which the workers quit before it was finished! LOL

Nan Johnson said...

Thanks Sherry, thought your unfinished bridge was funny, made me chuckle.

Thanks Theresa - I believe you are right about the location, but I'm at a loss for where this is exactly in the park. Unfortunately it's been more than 10 years since I worked in the area (and am no longer close to it). In fact, most photos I have of the area are not in the winter, but I "turned" the seasons for my paintings. Makes it a fun challenge to try & get the lighting, shading & color correct for the different season!

kathleen Ballard said...

Your snow painting is magical! There's something so appealing about the wonderful whites left open in watercolor! It makes me want to try and paint a snow painting. No snow here though!


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