I finished this 9"x12 " this morning after 3 days. This painting was titled because of the apparent heavy snow during the night. It blew so hard the snow stuck to the side of the trees and the sunrise lit up the snow spectacularly.
Our home sits up on a cliff above the creek and for 10 years if we wanted to drop down to play, our transport was a heavy yellow rope tied to the big Maple tree. Otherwise we could take a path that slowly descended to the bottom. The rope has been loved by the kids and not so much by me. Last summer we had a bridge built the spanned a ravine and wooden steps taking us down to Big Walnut Creek. This has been a gift that has brought such joy to the whole family giving access to all who wished to be up close and personal with the fishys.
Artist: carolyn Heffelfinger
Medium: Oil on board
Size: 8" x 10"
I painted this scene from inside looking out my kitchen window. The temperature was in the single digits so I made the decision to stay indoors. The sun was trying to warm the day as you can see on the sides of the trees.