January: Start the Year Off Fine

"Let It Snow" © Judy Lavoie
"December Snow" © Judy Lavoie
Based on the popularity of my new 2017 Calendar (still a few available @ $15), I am beginning a monthly Artwork Feature. The calendar features one of my paintings for each month, and, similarly, my blog posts will focus on one of my painting themes each month. This month it's "snow!"

Paintings of snowy landscapes are one of my favorite subjects. We don't get a lot of snow where I live in SE Tennessee, except in the higher mountains we view from our front porch. When there is any accumulation near the house, I can hardly wait to get outside with my camera. This month's featured artwork combines my love of snow with another favorite painting subject of mine, barns. The two barns shown in this artwork are on my neighbor's property, so they are very familiar and dear to me.

I painted "Let It Snow" as a barnyard scene in the midst of a snow storm. The horses are shown in and out of the barn, perhaps disturbed by the weather. The snow is wet and heavy, bearing down on the branches of the evergreens. The scene is grey and chilly.

The companion to this painting is "December Snow," showing the blue sky breaking through just after the snow has stopped. Near this sceond barn, some of the heavy snow has been blown off the background pines, and the sun is casting blue shadows on the snow covered barnyard.

I did each of these paintings in acrylics on canvas, measuring 20" x 16". They are simply framed in rustic grey barnboard, to accent the barns' weathered siding. Each original painting retails for $575, and I would sell the two together for $1000. Also available are open-edition prints on paper of each of these two paintings, sized to fit a pre-cut 8"x10" mat and readymade frame, @ $18.

If you are interested in purchasing any of this artwork or a calendar (while they last), please email me at judylavoieart@gmail.com. Thanks!

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