Paintings from the Midwest- Last Snow

 
Last Snow

"Last Snow"
Lincolnshire, Illinois
Oil
18x14"

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Story Behind the Painting

This plein air painting titled "Last Snow" is of the last bit of remaining Northern Illinois snow in 2015. I painted this painting during a Lake County Plein Air Painters Association paint out at Ryerson Park in Lincolnshire, IL. It was a lovely sunny 60 degree temperature day on Saturday, March 14 and fortunately, there were still a few patches of contrasting snow which made for striking tree shadow contrast. The painting took about 2 hours to capture the essence of the scene between 12:30 and 2:30pm. I touched it the canvas up a tad today in my studio, March 19, and signed it.