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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Le Sorbier sous la neige

Le Sorbier
Originally uploaded by whitecoquelicot
Les Sorbiers, also known as the rowan trees in English, were abundantly decorating our alpine neighborhood with their unusually bright red berries this season. Here, I tried to paint the tree covered with a veil of snow, from a low vantage point. I find the snow a difficult subject in general, and it turned out to be tricky to convey its form especially against the pale background. It definitely needs more experimenting with the palette.

Geneva, CH
February 2010

1 comment:

sukogirl said...

what a beautiful painting. it feels so alive. and i think you did a great job with the snow.