We have just enough snow that the landscape is changed to nearly black and white, clear contrasts and every little branch with its tiny frosting of snow. Driving errands today I loved the look and remembered this sketch. The graceful curve of the tracks in any season, because I admire it all the time, is an inspiration to create. In the starkness of the snowy day, the minimized palette, honestly black and white even in a photo, the trees rising straight up all around, marching up the steep hill toward the sky and starting down into the ravine on the other side, has been another inspiration I’ve wanted to sketch.
I painted this in 2017 while participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge. I pass the scene regularly in all seasons and knew I’d want to paint it in one or more of them. When I saw this snowfall and passed there, I pulled over to look for a good spot to sketch, but when I got the angle I wanted from an overpass with a narrow walkway, seeing the extra curve in the tracks that I couldn’t see from the road, I knew I wanted to sketch it in charcoal, and that I could never safely stand in that spot to do it. I made sure I took good photos.
This sketch is matted in a black core white mat and framed in a molded wood frame painted white. To purchase the original or a print, click here to visit the product post.
.Other items with the same art or design To find all items on this site with the same art or design, use the search box for the name of the artwork and you'll find all that's available.
Don’t miss any new items or opportunities!
“Follow” the Portraits of Animals blog with the link in the upper left. Sign up to receive posts in email, or in your favorite reader using the links in the right-hand column.
Sign up for e-newsletters
You can also sign up for my monthly e-newsletters to receive special discounts and find out where I’ll be with my artwork.
Click here for the Creative Cat Preview E-newsletter, for feline and animal-specific products and information.
Click here for the Art & Merchandise E-newsletter, for landscapes, nature, urban scenes and more.
For art, photos and writing as I develop it, visit my blogs.
See feline art and photos as they happen on The Creative Cat, along with feline news, health, welfare, rescue stories and more.
See daily photos as I post them on Today.
Read poetry, short stories, essays and more on Paths I Have Walked.
. . . . . . .
© 2022 | www.PortraitsOfAnimals.net | Published by Bernadette E. Kazmarski
All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “purchasing” for availability and terms.