Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Snow Plow on King, Dundas

8x10 oil on canvas
This is a painting from last years snow storm. We haven't had any really dramatic storms yet...so we don't have a lot of snow on the ground. I love a good storm...everyone gets to stay home if it arrives at the right time. Down south, if a freak storm hits a city, the city pretty much shuts down. Here, with a forecast of snow, our plows are ready to go, day and night.

18 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Br-r-r-r!! Looks very cold. And yes, if a snow storm came like the one in your painting our grocery shelves would be empty, schools would be closed and we would all be outside building snowmen! :-) Great painting!

SUSAN RODEN said...

Whoa!!! Looks cold Catherine. Snowed a couple of times when I lived in Houston and they freak out too. Grew up in Ohio, so miss a good storm (okey... only once in awhile).

Mary Anne Cary said...

You get that atmosphere so well, couldn't get the feeling any better if you tried, looks and feels like winter! Like the brush strokes too!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful work on the snow. Very realistic with your brush strokes. Well done.!

rahina q.h. said...

beautiful brushwork Catherine... all your paints have a wonderful dreamlike atmosphere.

the art of the dance is like chocolate said...

you really paint amazing atmospheric scenes! this is wonderful!!

Lee said...

The sky is wonderful as is the snow. I can feel the chill in the air! Beautiful as always.

Kelley Sanford said...

Beautiful painting, Catherine. Yes, down south, we shut down. Hoping to avoid a forecasted snowstorm for Monday. I'd rather look at your snow painting.

mary maxam said...

Great color on the violet sky and the angles of the truck and blade make me feel the whole icy scene

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Brrrr... We have gotten about two inches of snow in the last few days - just enough to make it beautiful, but not dangerous to drive. This really captures the cold of Winter, Catherine!

Montag said...

Yes, they pretty much shut down Washington D.C. if there's a dusting of snow.
The winters have been slipping by us here. Oh, we get cold and snow, but the places west, south, and east of Michigan seem to be getting clobbered with annoying (to their point of view) frequency. Here we get a December-January cold snap, some snow, some ice dams, some drudgery, but we are not buried under five foot drifts anymore.

This climate change thing might be a darn good idea. We should see if we could get the government to enforce it!

Gwen Bell said...

Brrrrr! Great job on capturing the cold!

Katie Wilson-Bernatas said...

Wow! You really captured the storm. Well done.

Kerri Settle said...

We don't get to see these often where we live, but this winter is trying to make up for some lost time! Just looking at your painting makes me want to bundle up!

Neiley Harris said...

This is a great painting. we had a snow storm today and I was enjoying the way the atmosphere changed lighter, thicker, grays and blues... just like your painting!

Karen Bruson said...

You really nailed the storm. Love the movement.

Kim said...

Hi Catherine, I keep meaning to tell you: last week I was driving down James St. in Hamilton and it was snowing, and as I was looking out the windshield, the first thing that popped in my head was: "I'm in a Catherine Jeffrey painting!". LOL True! It was all your architecture, and city streets and snow : ))

beach_bum said...

LOVE your work! I was just wondering if any of your paintings of Dundas scenes are available for sale. Thanks~~