new painting – snowy pines

Dear visitors,

I will take the opportunity of your stopping by to say that I hope you had a merry Christmas and will have a happy New Year – full of whatever it is that you like best for your New Year celebration. For me, this is pajamas, costume dramas, food I don’t have to cook myself, and my favourite people to cuddle up to. Your life may be more exciting.

To mark the passing of the year I offer up 2015’s last painting.  I am fortunate to be with family in my home country for what turned out to be a very white Christmas. An outing upland seemed to prove a pet theory of mine – that Canadian pines are ultimately more paintable than Swiss ones.  Maybe a harsher climate produces this rangier, scrawnier, and more dramatic specimen. Who knows. But a few simple pines thrown together here make for a much more enticing subject than they would in CH.  Anyhow, please enjoy “Snowy Pines”.  I hope it gives you a sense of the peace, stillness and, well, cold of the Great White North.

All the best – HD

"Snowy Pines" Acrylic on wood panel, 15 x 30 cm
“Snowy Pines” Acrylic on wood panel, 15 x 30 cm











8 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathy Brassard says:

    Beautiful as always Peggy! Love this one too. Granny LeDuc would have so loved it as well. Snowy pines were her ultimate favourite!

    1. Editor says:

      Thank you Kathy! Never met Granny LeDuc, sadly. But it is nice to know there is a family tradition of enjoying the beauty of our landscape… Hope you and your brood over there are having a wonderful holidays! xo.

  2. Your Husband says:

    I like it, although I prefer more snow to tree ratio.

    1. Editor says:

      Oh really? I prefer more blind adoration to criticism ratio myself.

  3. Bill Grenier says:

    You captured it beautifully Peggy. Well done. I’ll title it “Northern Ontario” if you don’t mind.
    All the best in 2016
    Uncle Bill

  4. Bill Grenier says:

    Dear Peggy,
    This painting could be representative of Northern Ontario.
    Another Beautiful work.
    You really must come here in summer and paint one of our many lake scenes.
    All the best in the New Year to you and yours.

    1. Editor says:

      Thank you! Wouldn’t that be great if we could make it up that way some day. So many places I would like to see and folks to visit! Happy New Year to you and Carol!

  5. Uncle Bill. says:

    Thank you and a Happy New Year to you, Denny and the children.
    You may visit any time. We would love to have you all here.

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