Wednesday, February 04, 2009


Originally uploaded by linfrye
After a 15-hour workday yesterday and getting to the B&B after 10 PM, I vascillated whether to leave to go home -- snow was predicted -- so, do I leave, do I stay, will school be closed?

I decided to remain in Smithfield with predictions of only an inch of snow.

But this morning -- over THREE INCHES of the softest, prettiest snow we've seen in a while! Typically, our snow is the iced-crunchy version .. but not this -- sweet, FRIGID, powder -- and because no ice, no delays, no closings!

So after 3 hours of sleep, I headed to school, stopping along the way for 'reference photos!' LOL and to add to the Arboretum's webpage.

I did NOT paint this last night! LOL I did sketch, but I painted this over the weekend -- wishing for snow! LOL So I thought it really fit today's snowy conditions!

The snow will be gone before tonight -- DARN -- but mercy, it is GLORIOUS!


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love snow too. Too bad you weren't snowed in for a few extra hours of rest.

This painting is great. I like the variation of the colors of the trees. It makes you see the shadows and gives it depth of field.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Lovely painting of the snow. But I still don't want any more of it, *wink.

Joan said...

I hope you got some good reference photos for future snow paintings. We had about 4-5 inches of heavy, wet snow. I went out this morning with my camera and took photos until the battery ran This is very nice!! Good variations in the colors and nice shadows.

Anonymous said...

Well because you wished for it, it happened!! Beautiful painting. We also had about 3" on Monday and on top of the very hard ice everywhere, even on our grass, it's easier to stand up outside but there were major car crashes and pile-ups on the interstate. It IS beautiful but treacherous. Glad you got to enjoy a little of the fluffy kind for a change.

Teri C said...

A beautiful snow painting! Gosh, I am glad I am in AZ and just looking at snow :)

fredsscratchings said...

Just a lovely painting.