Friday, 25 January 2013

SNOW GHOST

Day 25 - 30 in 30

 

SNOW GHOST
ORIGINAL ART ACEO 2.5" x 3.5"
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Painted from memory

"Snow Ghost" is the name given to conifers that grow above the snowline and in the winter they become encased in snow. When you're up on the mountain in "white out" conditions those trees often silently appear out of the fog and give you a start. It must have been a snowshoe hare in search of food that left the footprints because I don't think snow ghosts can walk.

The painting captures the end of the ski day when the lifts have stopped and only the ski patrol watch the setting sun turn the snow blood red. Silence settles over the mountain as the last stragglers make their way to the lodge for hot wine. The last run is taken in magical, velvet, silence.

Happy Australia Day to all my southern friends. Enjoy the fun and stay safe.

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How many paintings does it take to become a professional Artist?
The importance of Statistics
"Every Painting should have a hint of red"
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A fascination for Miniatures - ATC, ACEO, OOAK etc  
"I would rather die of passion than of boredom"
 
(Cat # 13022 - posted as # 55 on Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30)