Snow Shadows – Greenboro Trail

The art class that my sister and I are taking is helping me see the world in a new way.  When you are doing a painting you tend to see things that are easily missed in the hurry and scurry of the “real” world.

The first painting we did was of green trees.  The second one was reflections in water.  The third was clouds.  The fourth and final one was rocks.

Next week we will start the new course which we are sure will be a continuation of the first eight lessons.  I think we will be doing a snow scene in the first class.  Our teacher, Blair, brought in a few of his own snow scenes and they were beautiful.  What we noticed were the beautiful and colourful shadows made on the snow by trees and buildings.

When my husband and I were out walking on the Greenboro Trail last week I noticed the shadows on the snow.  My fingers almost froze as I started photographing every scene.  I think I’ll pick one of these paintings to try at the first class.  What do you think?  Which one should I pick?

Snow shadows on the Trail.

Snow shadows on the Trail.


The Greenboro Trail - January, 2013.

The Greenboro Trail – January, 2013.


Another view of the Greenboro Trail.

Another view of the Greenboro Trail.


I am looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks for reading. – Maureen




10 responses

  1. They all beg to be painted. I like 1 or 3 for starters. The shadows from the tree and from the signpost (#3) go in different directions – interesting. Happy painting. Wish I could join you.

    • I just love that trail. Today we had a one-hour walk on it. It is +2C so melting. I’ll have to take another look at those shadows. I certainly miss painting with you. Come to visit soon and we’ll do some painting together. – Maureen

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