Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Winter Memory

I have been working on this painting for a while and it evokes such nostalgic memories for me. When I was growing up there was a pond down the hill from where we lived and I remember ice skating on it in the winter. I can still feel my heart drop when cracking sounds could be heard as the ice shifted under your feet! It was kind of scary, but worth the feeling of soaring across the ice (in actuality, I was probably scuffling along, ha ha). We only had a couple of pair of skates between us, so we had to take turns. When the moon was fully upon us we would make the dreaded trudge up the hill toward home. Our fingers and toes were numb from the cold and we were anxious for the hot cocoa Mom surely had awaiting us!

This is a medium sized, primitive landscape, 12" X 12". It has lots of detail and shading for a melancholy feel. There is some subtle glittering where the moon hits the snow and ice. I really like how this one turned out, but I will be listing it on eBay soon. I think it would make a fun Christmas gift for someone.


MyBlueHeaven said...

Oh Cris I love it! Was I really that nice to have hot cocoa waiting for you. Ha!

Jennifer said...

What a really pretty picture! You have such great talent! If I had that picture I would be stingy and keep it for myself instead of giving it away. It is very calming. GREAT JOB!


Jenny said...

This painting is just darling. You really do nice landscapes...I hope you keep em up! You could get really popular. Have a lovely rest of your weekend!



Cinzia said...

Wowwwwwww!!!! This picture is magic!!! I love it!!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

whats not to really captured this one and it really makes you remember what being a kid is all about...:>)

Pease Porridge said...

So cute Cris. Of course, I have already to you this, but it is very cute! I know what you mean about dreaming paintings. I wish I could paint in my sleep. Most of them never come to life because I just don't have enough time. I don't know why some choose to come out and other fade away before I can get them down.

Tara Sue said...

I like it! Really cute!!! Can't wait to come home!!

Leslie said...

Nice, very nice Cris. This painting feels like I am a part of it. The fire feels warm and I love the footprints in the snow. I really like this one alot! Beautiful!