Judy’s painting Backyard Beauty was painted after our second load of snow in October. Now, mid-November, we have a few more feet of snow on the rooftops and the sky shows less chance of clearing. The beauty is undeniable, however much one has to shovel.
We’ve had our first big snowfall here in the Peace Country. It was a big pile of the white stuff and it was beautiful, even for those who shovelled, sanded, scooped, sculpted and shivered. Certainly the artists take notice when the environment is suddenly changed in colour, shape and texture. It puts us in the mood to paint.
There has been no hoarfrost yet, but there is some sparkling in Judy’s painting, Moonshine Frost. The deep, moody blue of the sky indicates snow either coming or going.
Judy has captured the expansive skies and feeling of never ending space we know here in the Peace Country. It’s a simple scene, but you can almost smell the river mud and feel the breeze off the water.
Today is a beautiful fall day in the Peace Country; similar to the day Judy created in this painting, Fall Flight. The geese know something is shifty about the weather even though the sun is bright and the ground still warm.
The remains of an old railway snow fence still exist just out of town, standing forlorn and picturesque on a winter morning. It is the end of winter, the bright side and the hopeful part of the season. The fence is frosty on the shady face but warm where it greets the sun.
Judy painted this delicate, simple scene that is so familiar to anyone who knows Spirit River.