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04.24.2012 ~ stowe, vermont 02

by | Apr 24, 2012 | barns, landscape painting, oil painting, snow, Stowe, Vermont, winter

~ stowe, vermont, ii ~ oil and mixed media on panel ~ 12 x 24 inches ~ copyright dawn chandler 2012 ~

The second of my new landscape series (Phase One) and another snowy Vermont scene.

This painting reveals the underscribing mentioned in my previous post. The scribing is especially apparent in the side wall of the barn:

 And here, in the early stages:

Some may find the scribing offputting, but I enjoy the surface tension and ambiguity it creates. The writing fragments beg questions that the landscape without writing would never raise.

I admit that with spring blossoming all around and the wave of summer lapping on every breeze, it’s a bit hard to get excited about snow scenes…. 
Likely this will be the last time I visit winter for a while. Time to immerse myself in mild climes!