Lake Snow 10x12 Oil by Michael Chesley Johnson
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Lake Snow 10x12 Oil

I love painting snow– especially in a place where it gets warm enough after a storm for me as a painter to be comfortable!  In the Zuni Mountains of New Mexico, even in early January, it doesn’t take long for things to warm up once the clouds part.  This piece, however, was painted before that happened.  Flurries were still spinning down and dropping into my palette, making for some crusty manuevering.

This snow didn’t last long.  By the next day, much of this had melted.

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