8x10 acrylic on stretched canvas
Available through DPW gallery/auction
Previously painted earlier this year,
this painting is now on a 1-week auction at DPW
at a very affordable starting bid!
In case you hadn't noticed, I have a "thing" for barns. I just love them, and to have one in a winter scene makes it even better. This was actually adapted from a Christmas card I had gotten some years ago. I kept it because I liked the scene so much - it's not fancy, but it is definitely winter in the country.
So yesterday I told you a bit about the ice on the lake, and how best to know when it's relatively safe. But the lake isn't the only place where winter activity takes place. There is cross-country skiing, and also snowmobiling - much of which takes place on trails off of the lake. There is a flurry of activity amongst my winter friends because it looks like winter has started with a roar. There are places near the Great Lakes that are measuring the latest snowfall in feet, not inches! Many folks are traveling out to Old Forge this weekend for a big event called Snodeo. It's an annual event & attracts many people & families to the area. Old Forge is well know as the winter vacationland in NY, and previous years the snow has been minimal at best. This year will make up for it, which is good - the folks who depend on winter to make a living need a good year.
There are numerous winter carnivals in the area as well, with races, activities and fireworks. I have to say, NY state does not sit in the house all winter just waiting for spring. Dress warm though cause it can get quite cold out there!