On Winter

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A good Canadian loves Winter. We have 6 months of cold and we had better like it. But let’s expose the secret - millions of snowbirds scatter to the winds come January and those of us left behind resent the fact we are left to fend for ourselves in the white cold wasteland! It’s hard on the body and mind. It’s hard on the spirit.

But I am here to tell you there is nothing like snow. At least in terms of rendering it in Art. It isn’t only white but in shadow purple, lavender, sky blue, navy blue etc. Just about every colour you can think of creates “snow”. Lawren  Harris was a Master of painting snow. I learn over and over again from him and he’s right about his colours of snow. Obviously  he had a good relationship with Winter. I’ve lately discovered I love *painting* snow. It can be joyous even.

It’s a start. 

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