Thursday, 1 December 2011

Winter Landscapes

Street in Winter: sunlight and snow (1872) by Camille Pissaro

I'm about to start a series of  posts on this blog about Winter Landscapes.  This will be a mixture of artwork by famous artists and by art bloggers who read this blog.  Most will be paintings - but they can also be fine art prints or drawings.

Some will be full of snow and ice - but not everybody has snow and ice and sometimes that's a bit more of a challenge!  I'm interested in paintings which communicate about winter whichever part of the world you are in.

The painting above is by Camille Pissaro and captures three aspects which I find very characteristic of winter - the low piercing sunshine, trees without leaves - and the slush!

Pissaro's work is characterised as being Impressionist.  He was also influenced by two great French landscape painters Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.

How to get your paintings of Winter posted on this blog

If you are
  1. active in blogging about your art
  2. you're interested in having your images displayed as part of the seasonal changes. 
then all you have to do is
  • drop me a line (see side column for email) with a brief explanation about your painting (if this is not already in your blog post), 
  • identify and reference the URL of the blog post in which I can see the painting 
  • and (this is important) use Readers Winter Landscapes in the subject line of your email (This is so I can find it in the masses I get each day!)
Places to Paint: This blog features and shares good places for painters to paint.  Please note that I'm also interested in the place as well as what led you to paint it in Winter.  Tell me if and why other painters might be interested in this place.

I can't promise to display all that I'm told about. Plus there is an absolute rule which is that this is for art bloggers only ie "no blog post, no feature on my blog".

1 comment:

Salomé Guadalupe Ingelmo said...

El invierno ofrece, sin duda, una de las caras más atractivas del paisaje. Si he de elegir sólo una, es mi estación preferida en la montaña. Abrazos.

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