Red Oaks and Hickory trees stand tall in my wintry landscape. The twisted limbs of Burr Oaks cast shadows on their own trunks. A sea of Big Blue Stem and Indian grass rises above the snow cover. Heavy seed pods on the long stalks of cone flowers stand ready to feed hungry birds.
An old English traditional song goes like this.... "In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, in the bleak midwinter, long ago." Snowy winter paintings appeal to me. I love painting them. That lovely old song with the haunting melody inspired "A Sense of Snow". Have you heard Sarah McLachlan sing "In the Bleak Midwinter”? You'll know what I mean.
This painting is custom framed in a shadow box presentation. The frame measures 32 x 44 inches, with a depth of 1.5 inches. The 24 x 36 inch canvas is securely attached to a linen covered backing in 4 places through the painting's wood stretcher bars. It comes ready to hang.
- Suzanne Massion