The Neighborhood

"The Neighborhood" 
 5x7.5 oil on canvas
©2010 Carol Horzempa



Here in Wisconsin it's been so cold all week that I can walk on top of the snow without sinking in. Since I have been getting cabin fever lately I decided to paint the neighborhood with it's hard crusty snow piled up everywhere. This is the view I see from my back door.

12 comments:

  1. You have taken the cold nasty weather and made something incredible beautiful out of it. Love the colors and textures.

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  2. Brrrr.... I am so envious of painters being able to paint snow. What a lovely way to memorialize a January day in Wisconsin!

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  3. This is excellent, Carol. I love the feel of "used" snow that you were able to emulate here. I second Sheila's "Brrrr", and appreciate desert living a little more... -Don

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  4. Love it! You really got the look of the old snow we have around here. I hope we get some new snow soon!

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  5. Hi Carol. My first winter in Wisconsin years ago, I remember looking out the window and snow was still on the ground late April. Your painting took me back to that memory. A great painting.

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  6. Hi Carol
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have really captured that feel of hard crusted snow. when its this cold outside the snow almost "squeaks" when walking. I like the composition with the porch as a dominant feature, and then the eye travels around the rest of the picture.

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  7. Wow Carol, you did a wonderful job of portraying the cold and snow! I think the car on the right is ready to drive out of the cold...just as soon as the snow melts!

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  8. Even though I am here in Texas, when I look at your painting I feel the cold. I remember when I lived in Michigan and went out to walk in the snow there was the sound of crunch, crunch. Your snow looks as though it would crunch, too. Great job!

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  9. Thank you all for dropping by to see my snow scene and leaving such encouraging words. It is really appreciated!

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  10. You made cold winter look pretty colorful and warm. I love the colors.

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  11. Love the pops of red and color in all of that snow. And you handled the snow so perfectly. It looks cold and wet!

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