|"Winter Morning" (oil, 9" x 12")|
As you know, I have painted quite a few snowscapes since last fall. I am pretty much out of the snow reference material in this exceptionally mild, snowless winter. Out of desperation, I dug out a photo I had used for "Winter Morning," and came up with a new painting, titled "Fresh Snow." Cheeky!
I remember how pleased I was with the first version. Now I look at it, I am not impressed at all. Look at the reflections of the trees. Don't you think they look anemic? And what about the treatment of the distant woods? Half-hearted, I say. I admit that there is that ineffable softness in the old painting. Nonetheless, I vote for the new one. What do you think?