8 x 6"
oil on linen panel (Ray Mar)
I started out painting very thinly with this one in order to get all the values down correctly. Some places worked well thinly painted, so I left them. Others I added progressively thick paint. I'm very pleased with the results, but I'm glad this was a daily painting because I could see myself wanting to perfect every little detail, which may have resulted in overworked areas.
Reference photo was December 23. Right before the big snow - thus the title. It was windy and cold. Not much blooming except for these hardy pansies. I laid on the ground to take this shot. Pansies are my father's favorite flowers. So, here's one for you, Dad.