Image size 11" x 15"
The reference photo for this painting is from 2000. We used to go to Big Sky, Montana at Christmas each year to ski. I am not a skier, but I was content to sit by the fire with a good book and coffee (or wine).
I love the look of shadows on snow and wanted to try to paint a snow scene this week since it is winter. I started this painting as a poured painting, but when I removed the resist that I had used to preserve my different values, most of the blue pigment came off. I thought I was using Arches paper, but I don't think the pigment would have lifted off on that paper. Paint sits on the surface more with some of the other brands and will lift too easily. It wasn't a big deal to continue painting it in the traditional manner, but it does give a different effect. At least the base color continues throughout the painting and gives it a cohesive look, which is one of the results that I love with poured paintings.