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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

MELTING SNOW

This painting was in a year where the snow was still melting  on an altitude between 8000 and 9000 feet

© Melting Snow, 15 x 30 Acrylic, St. Germain

But...it was already June, so we found this scene in Yosemite National Park in California 
of both winter and summer at the same time! It is close to the North entrance by Tolumnae Meadows. Like to fish, anyone? The trout is good here!

This was in a period where I did only a few acrylic paintings, and this was one of them. It was a little too breezy to paint this plein air. But I think I caught the atmosphere. The higher the altitude, the more I have that feeling of being small and the sky or universe being VAST. Does anyone have a similar experience?


Some painters always sign on the right. Others on the left. I sign where I think it's less distracting (so with some paintings it may be on the left, and others on the right). Just for the sake of the painting I put my blog background on white -hope some of you are not getting dizzy of the frequent changes,  LOL!


19 comments:

Twain12 said...

what a lovely painting...i actually love snow.

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

If I feel dizzy, surely it will be from the scent of pine trees and the caress of the cool breeze coming off the water ...

Zuzana said...

That is a beautiful painting indeed, I love the contrast of the warm and cool colours, signifying the break in seasons.
I experienced simultaneous summer and winter too on many occasions when driving through Alps to the Mediterranean in July.;)
xo

matthew houskeeper said...

Wow!!! I really like this. That's beautiful.

Clytie said...

I agree with Lorenzo - if I feel dizzy it is because of the beauty of this painting ...

jeannette said...

Twain,
Thank you! I love snow too, as long as it's not there forever:)

Lorenzo,
Thank you:) You have a poetic way of expressing how you feel!

Zuzanna,
Wow, you drive through the Alps, all the way from Denmark? It must have been your years in the US that have made you familiar with endless hours of driving:)

Matthew,
Thank you -it's so beautiful by the meadows! Never can get enough.

Clytie,
You bless my heart, Clytie (the pun is intended:) )
They should make your heart blog a blog of note!

Dimple said...

Your painting is beautiful; it is simultaneously cold and hot, as the climate can be at that elevation. Yosemite is a wonderful place!

crochet lady said...

Beautiful, feels like I could just walk through into the painting.

Stephanie V said...

Lovely scene.
We have a highway here that goes through a high and wide mountain pass. I always feel as though I'm on this narrow ribbon running along the top of the world. It's not a totally comfortable feeling.
I did like being on the prairies where the sky is huge. I definitely felt very small there.

jeannette said...
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jeannette said...

Dimple,
Hope recuperated from your travels (went on your blog to see what's going on in your life right now:) )
4 thousand miles is a lot of miles under your belt!!

Thank you about the comment about the painting. Yes, Yosemite is beautiful -the place where Anselm Adams did all (most) of his photography!

Jen,
Thank you -that's a pretty big compliment!

Stephanie,
Later I checked and your comment reappeared! Strange things happen at Blogger! Anyways, I already replied in my email -have a good rest of the week!

Pam said...

You have a wonderful talent, Jennette. This painting is gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing it :)

Teresa said...

It's a beautiful painting... so fresh and outdoorsy you almost feel the clean air!

jeannette said...

Pam,
Thank you, Pam! Whenever you come to California, you would love Yosemite National Park, because there is so much to photograph.

Teresa,
Thanks, friend! Yes, clean air and being in nature is so refreshing, especially when one lives in the midst of cities:)

young-ecletic-encounters said...

Beautiful painting!! It brings back memories for me of going up into the mountains every summer to cut firewood. Even in the heart of the summer you could still find pockets of snow. Thanks for sharing and bring back pleasant memories for me.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

You are talented and it's great to be inspired by nature too.

jeannette said...

Johnina,
Happy that it made you think on something pleasant...so you probably lived at high altitudes?

Keats,
Thank you! Really enjoyed reading on different cultural customs on your blog!

Ted Roth said...

I like it best when you post your paintings. This one's a beauty. Some photographers say it's presumptuous to sign a photograph. I disagree, and I'm with you; I sign where it's least distracting and make sure the color keeps the signature a whisper.

jeannette said...

Ted,
Thank you, Ted. In past centuries paintings were usually not signed, till they made it a habit of that. I see it more as info. rather than being presumptuous -when I stumble on an artwork (no matter what kind of art it is -I see photography also as an art) I would like to know who the artist is!