Ah, winter, that time of year that wakes us up. Some don't see it that way. Ha! Ha! Some HATE winter. I understand where their head's at. But, when you really sink your soul into it, it can be quite beautiful.
I'm from Canada, so you know I know winter. The skating, skiing, snowboarding, hot apple cider, ice fishing (when I was a kid, my toes began to freeze and I had to go wait in the car), but still, winter can be pretty awesome. ;)
In this painting, Winter Welcome, we get a vibrant and emotional winter. Yes, you can almost feel the icey cold in the piece, sense a bit of frigid wind coming, hear the sudden crack of the ice, the groan of a frozen tree. When I paint, I allow myself to become immersed. It's my deep flow.
Next time you find yourself out in that cold season, remember to say hello to Old Man Winter. Tell him I said hi. XO.