Detail from The Sound of Snow Melting
As a heavy snowfall melts off a forest there is an almost imperceptible hiss to the quiet, something we confuse for silence. Fond memories like that–especially at this time of year–are a frequent spark and compulsion behind my art.
The Sound of Melting Snow was inspired by an experience cross-country skiing among the Mammoth Lakes, CA. It was the day following a very heavy snowfall and the landscape was just gorgeous. I rarely paint a scene I’ve done previously, but this one is an exception, so enjoyable was the first attempt. The two paintings are in no way identical, of courses. I did change this scene to suit my need to explore new ground.
To examine a digital print of the first painting, visit my Prints page at Brad Faegre fine Art