First Snow Pastel | 9x12
The first snow storm of winter is a joyous sight. The world in front of us is turned to shades of white, glittering grasses, and the evergreens seem to have put on their coats for the season. Later on, one may weary of the thick blanket but my favorite time is that first snow when bits of grasses still show through.
Painting notes: Art Spectrum makes a lovely mid-tone dusty gray-purple substrate called Aubergine. It is perfect for cool tone paintings, foggy scenes and all things atmospheric. Having recently obtained a few iridescent Sennelier pastels, I loved using the glimmering white on the foreground grass clump.